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Matt Barkley, Top Draft Prospect

For the 2013 NFL draft Matt Barkley is Mel Kuiper’s to draft prospect.

His career numbers are 755 completions and his total offense is 9,013 yards.  He is only behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart.  His pac 12 rankings are 5th in TDS at 80, 16th in passing yardat at 9054, and 16th in total offense at 9013

He has thrown at least 1 TD pass in 32 of his 36 career games.

In 2012 Matt Barkley will be the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy and everything points to him winning it.

You can pretty much count on Barkley doing some gambling in once he gets his contract and there is a good chance he may start at Party Poker Denmark

At this point more then likely we see Barkley on the Buccanears, Browns, or Vikings as these are probably the worst teams in the nfl with no Quarterback.  Personally we would like to see him go to Vikings as he can probably have the most success there.

USC football coach puts his defense on a 2-minute warning – The Daily Breeze

Good article from the Daily Breeze on USC’s defense.

USC football coach puts his defense on a 2-minute warning – The Daily Breeze.

Eagles trainer says Mike Patterson has a brain condition

Former USC Defensive Tackle suffered what appears to be a seizure during the Philadelphia Eagles practice on Wednesday. More to come once it becomes available. We are all wishing Mike the very best and a speedy recovery. Link to story below.

Eagles trainer says Mike Patterson has a brain condition.

Pat Haden’s first year rocky; road ahead looks better

An article in the L.A. Times on USC Athletic Director Pat Haden.

Pat Haden’s first year rocky; road ahead looks better.

Former USC WR Ausberry Signs contract with Oakland Raiders

Raiders draft pick WR David Ausberry signs his rookie contract. on Twitpic

Check out the stylin Raiders hat David has on. Way to go David!

35 Days till USC Season opener vs. Minnesota

uscThere are 35 days left till the season opener Vs. Minnesota.  During the next 35 days, I am going to highlight either a USC player, an opponent, one of the greatest moments in USC history, just plain and simply something related to USC football each day till the season opener.

Will Marc Tyler ever learn?

Last week’s one-game suspension oTylerf USC tailback Marc Tyler came as no surprise to the SC faithful that have been keeping a close eye on the star athelete. Tyler, a fifth-year Senior, has run into other problems in the past and it seems that the most recent incident was the tip of the iceberg for Coach Kiffin. AD Pat Haden was interviewed by a nationally syndicated morning radio show where he said Tyler was closing to being kicked off the team. Not exactly a smart move for Tyler to go and brag on camera about being paid for playing football at SC. Let alone on TMZ! Will Marc Tyler ever realize that he is no longer 18 years of age but rather a grown man at the age of 22 (soon to be 23 in September). Tyler needs to step it up and demonstrate that he wants to be part of the USC tradition of great tailbacks. Tyler was the leading rusher for the Trojans last season and is expected to carry the bulk of carries this year along with Dillon Baxter and Curtis McNeal.

USC football: Stafon Johnson to file personal injury lawsuit against school

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Stafon Johnson has filed a personal injury lawsuit against USC.

USC football: Stafon Johnson to file personal injury lawsuit against school.

Podcast coming soon!

Just want to let you all know that there soon will be a uscconquest podcast available on iTunes. I’ll keep you posted as to when it’s up.

Combine/Draft Tidbits; USC Alum Matt Cassel to be KC Chiefs Starter

So, a couple notes during this slow news period of the year for USC football:
- Clay Matthews stock has significantly risen thanks to the combine, where he posted great numbers, placing in the top five of most workouts, especially in speed/agility drills. Some analysts now have him going above Brian Cushing in the draft.
- Meanwhile, Rey Maualuga’s stock has dropped due to a hamstring injury suffered at the beginning of the combine. He must perform well during pro day or he may drop even lower in the first round. However, he will stay in the first round no matter what. It would be a complete shock to see Rey go in the second round.
- Placekicker David Buehler rocked the Bench press portion of the combine (25 reps), out lifting most of the offensive linemen at the workout. Not very pertinent, but a fun fact.
- Lastly, USC Alum Matt Cassel is primed to be the starter at Kansas City now that he has been traded from the Patriots. Along with Carson Palmer, and perhaps Mark Sanchez and Matt Leinart, could be one of anywhere from 2-4 NFL starters hailing from SoCal.
- Analysts expect the Patriots to fill the USC gap left by Cassel with a linebacker. Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have wavered between who they think the Pats will get (Cushing or Matthews), but both of them have New England taking a USC LB. Of course, the Patriots have never drafted as predicted, so we will see.