Posted September 02, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Lane KiffinMatt Barkley
TEAMS: USC Trojans
"Prep Not Hype" has been the phrase of the fall for USC. On Saturday, they proved it to be true, handing Hawaii a season opening loss 49-10. USC Coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley spoke with the media following the win.

Kiffin ending visitor's walk-thrus

Lane Kiffin will no longer allow opposing teams to have walk-throughs at the Coliseum. See what his reason is for making the move.


Recently jailed player back at USC

Lane Kiffin reinstated linebacker Simione Vehikite, who was released from jail last week, and his return to the team was at the expense of a walk-on player's scholarship.

Lane Kiffin Postgame Press Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hear what USC head coach Lane Kiffin had to say about the Trojans' 49-10 victory over Hawaii on Saturday.

Starting tonight against Hawaii, Matt Barkley will have one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in the history of college football

Sensational senior quarterback Matt Barkley and the University of Southern California Trojans will host the University of Hawaii Warriors later tonight to commence the 2012 campaign at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Led by the 21-year-old Barkley, who has tossed … Continue reading →

USC faces familiar foe in 1st game post bowl ban

LOS ANGELES ---Lane Kiffin says there's nothing he ever finds himself doing that allows him to think "Wow, that's the way Norm Chow does it." That's not to say Kiffin doesn't have any respect for his old boss. When he speaks of Chow, he does so with high praise. "(He's) one of the greatest minds to coach college football," Kiffin said. ...

Scouting Notebook: Barkley/Geno Fantastic, Injuries in Week 1, Scouting Notes, Top 10

As the college football season has begun, so has the 2012-2013 NFL Draft scouting season. I had the privilege to attend two games myself (Temple vs. Villanova, Delaware vs. West Chester) on the opening weekend along with watch many more games across the country. As will be a weekly occurrence on Optimum Scouting (generally on Monday’s once college football schedule is back to normal...

USC not satisfied with win over Hawaii

LOS ANGELES -- The Heisman campaign for USC quarterback Matt Barkley is alive and well, so let the talk for Marqise Lee ensue. Barkley declared he returned to USC because he had "Unfinished Business," and he played like it. Barkley didn't disappoint completing 23 of 38 passes for 372 yards, and four touchdowns. He had 309 yards and three of those touchdowns were before...

USC Trojans March Over Hawaii And Lane Kiffin Still Wants More

All football fans know that no matter how lopsided the score at the end of four quarters, every victorious head football coach is going to point to areas he thinks need improvement during the post –game interview and press conference. In this respect, USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin was no different from any other after Saturday’s stomping of an over-matched Hawaii team. In...

QUOTES: Post-game Interviews

USC walked away from their season opener against Hawai'i with a 49-10 win. After the game, we sat down with head coach Lane Kiffin and players Marqise Lee, Matt Barkley, and Hayes Pullard.

Barkley, Lee lead No. 1 USC past Hawaii

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marqise Lee caught a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score, and No. 1 Southern California rolled to a 49-10 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night. Matt Barkley kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign with 377 yards passing and four touchdowns, and Lee caught 10 passes for 197 yards for the Trojans...

Heisman Watch Week One: Bell, Barkley Best Competition On Opening Weekend

Marcus Lattimore When South Carolina’s quarterback Connor Shaw injured his shoulder, forcing him into the locker room, the Gamecocks were more than allowed to feel a little fear. But any worry that Shaw might have created for the Gamecock faithful disappeared as a result of the performance Marcus Lattimore was putting on against Vanderbilt on college football’s opening night...

Top 5 rundown

All of the teams in the top 5 won their games yesterday and all did so with ease except for one. #1 USC 49 – Hawaii 10 USC destroyed Hawaii. The Trojans put up 20 points in the first quarter and 15 in the second before they let off a little after half. Matt Barkley looked like himself throwing for 377 yards and 4 touchdowns. Both receivers Marqise Lee and Robert Woods scored touchdowns...

Tuesday Tip Drill

Last week we decided to start fielding TTD questions from readers instead of writing them for each other every week like a couple of weirdos with no friends. This week's question comes from Frank Reed, who got so sick of watching his Wolverines get throttled by Alabama Saturday that he started sending us hypothetical scenarios to write about halfway through the first quarter...
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