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Predictions are always dicey, especially when a new coach with a brand new system takes over a program.
Norm Chow has done that this year in Hawaii and there is both considerable buzz and excitement about the upcoming season.
But considering the tough slate the Warriors have ahead of them, is it warranted? Lets take a look at each game.
Sept. 1: Hawaii at USC
Going to the Coliseum to face the Trojans is a daunting task even for perennial powerhouses. Yet this is where the Warriors will begin their season.
Led by quarterback Matt Barkley, the Trojans will be gunning for nothing less than a national championship.
Expect the Warriors to keep it close early as USC sees what schemes Norm Chow has put into place. UH will be trailing by halftime, but still very much in the game.
However, USC will make adjustments and by mid-third quarter their bigger, stronger, and faster athletes will begin to pull away. With Trojan title aspirations, the Warriors can expect no mercy. USC will be ...
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USC quarterback Matt Barkley is on the cover of Sports Illustrated's college football preview issue.
Pretty stoked about this right here… I’ve dreamt about reppin USC on this cover for a while now… #FightOn #USC twitter.com/MattBarkley/st…
— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) August 15, 2012
In other news, Matt Barkley is doomed.
(via Conquest Chronicles)
Matt Barkley's surprising return has made Southern California one of the front-runners to win the national championship.
The Trojans figured to be one of the nation's top teams this season, their first after a two-year postseason ban.
Barkley makes them a legitimate contender to win the final BCS championship before college football's playoff system kicks in.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley seems to be everywhere these days, just check your mailbox. The senior is making his way down his bucket list, a Sports Illustrated cover is the latest to get checked off.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley has graced the cover of several national magazines during the preseason, but the senior achieved what he described as a longtime goal when he made the regional cover of Sports Illustrated's college football issue.
Barkley said Wednesday that he has read the magazine since childhood and looked forward to one day joining other Trojans as cover subjects...
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All season long, the Heisman Watch will bring you the latest news on the race for college football’s premiere award. Below, Daniel Evans handicaps the race from a preseason standpoint.
Since my last update, there have been a lot of shakeups at the top. Here’s the breakdown:
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins is suspended for the...
The USC Trojans were back at Dedeaux Field for two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Look inside for photos of Matt Barkley, Gerald Bowman and all the action from the field.
TOP 50 QUARTERBACKS ENTERING THE 2012 SEASON:
The Top 10:
1. Matt Barkley, Sr. USC
Barkley has a chance to match Cam Newton's magical 2010 season by winning the Heisman, national championship, and being the top pick in the NFL Draft.
2. Landry Jones, Sr. Oklahoma
Jones, Oklahoma's all-time leading passer, will try to cement his Sooners legacy by bringing home a Heisman...
The Pac-12 has been known the past couple of years for producing good quarterbacks. For example, Andrew Luck and Matt Barkley. The conference also produces high scores and impressive offensive numbers.
However, what the Pac-12 has not produced is a winning postseason bowl record, going 4-7 over the past two years.
This year though, the Pac-12 bowl record will be a winning one...