Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 10/12/11
Making the morning rounds. • Where the term "embarrassment of riches" cuts both ways. As if USC didn't have enough blue-chip skill guys on offense, the Trojans now plan to lift the redshirt of hyped freshman George Farmer in search of a big-play spark for their lackluster running game, beginning Thursday night at Cal. Farmer, a local rated as Rivals' No. 1 incoming receiver and No. 3 overall player in the 2011 recruiting class, initially suffered through nagging injuries and found himself buried amid a deep set of young wideouts, but subsequently caught the coaches' eye as a scout team tailback and expects to play against the Golden Bears — thereby adding to SC's wealth of five-star options at quarterback (Matt Barkley), tailback (Marc Tyler), receiver (Robert Woods and Marqise Lee) and tight end (Xavier Grimble). "I'm happy that we're going to be able to utilize him and his speed," Barkley said. "He's probably the fastest guy on our team. It's going to be fun to watch him with th...
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