Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/15/11
It's the second to last game for the still-sanctioned Trojans and now is about when the measuring stick starts to appear. This weekend's contest versus Oregon will show how much USC has really improved from last year and during the course of this season. Oregon's head coach Chip Kelly notices that this is definitely a different team than the one they beat last year in the Coliseum, 53-32. "Obviously Matt Barkley is on another level," said Kelly. "I think the addition of Marqise Lee to the passing attack has really given them a whole other weapon. It's their second year under Monte Kiffin on defense. They have improved on the defensive side of the ball. I think they have a better understanding of what their coaching staff is doing so I believe they are better than when we played them last year." USC is a 15 point underdog heading into this weekend. It's far from ideal, but considering the Ducks won by 21 points last year and 27 points in 2009 at Auzten Stadium it's a definite i...
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