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Smith, Miller healthy again for Hogs
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Brown on radar as draft nears
Teams figure to be lining up for USC linebackers
Trojans' quarterback Barkley getting into a groove
Seahawks' interest in USC pro day no joke
2009 NFL Draft Preview: Mark Sanchez
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Southern California QB Sanchez to enter NFL draft
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Irish and Trojans meet in milestone matchup
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USC's speed has Cavaliers worried
Bush, Williams meet again in joint practice
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Weis focuses on diving into new season
USC No. 2 in coaches' poll
Southern Cal Inside Slant
Finding Value With College Football Futures
NCAA Football: NFL-style coach might vault QB into starring role
Jaguars Sign Draft Pick
Ranking the nonconference schedules
Early season ACC football kickoffs announced
Dolphins sign three draft picks; add USC center
Carroll, Tressel helped define first 10 years of BCS era
Long Beach man is a real Gladiator
Carroll, Tressel helped define first 10 years of BCS era
Kickoff Times, TV Plans Set For 6 USC Football Games In 2008
USC's deep all around as the football team heads to scrimmage
Spurrier receives Davey O'Brien Legends Award
Three Former Trojans Are Playing In The Arena Football League
Candidates line up to be NFL draft's top pick
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Trojans again finish strong in recruiting
Seven locals earn football honors
No. 1 recruit Perry enjoys visit to USC; Michigan next
Norton turns down UCLA, will remain at USC
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Illini come up thorns: USC's weapons too much for Illinois in Rose Bowl
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USC is still standing
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Patience pays off for USC return man Johnson
Defense, Washington keyed USC win
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USC wary of upset
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USC Players Report Today
USC gets deferential treatment from Pac-10 coaches
Trojans' competition limited to rhetoric
Even at SEC event, Pac-10 draws notice
Brinkley highlights 5 from USC on All-SEC
Soward seeks a 2nd chance
KSPN (710 ESPN)/Los Angeles Extends USC Deal to 2011
'RoJo' arrives, but let's keep pressure off
Pac-10 football: The best coaches of the past 20 years
Monte Vista standout picks USC
Time to fight for USC broadcast rights
South Carolina Football Coaches On The Recruiting Trail
Timing is everything for USC quarterback recruit
Stevens to attend USC camp
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Carroll swears there's no place like USC
Coliseum Commission still pondering possible NFL arrival
Spurrier eyeing first S.C. quarterback
Clemson, USC sack their fans
Football coaches debate early signing period
The Great Scott
USC football notes: Barrett fails to remain eligible
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Should Reggie Bush Be Forced To Talk
BC, USC close to renewing football ties
Move Those Chains: NFL Draft edition
Giants looking at drafting receivers
Trojan NFL draft preview
Receiving class could tempt Bears
Deputies investigating whether USC players were involved in weekend shooting
Ralph Heywood, 1943 All-American End, Dies
Meyer attends Trojan Huddle
USC Football Notebook: Receiver Holland injures collarbone
Harbaugh stands by words
USC NFL Pro Timing Day
UCLA Predicts 20 Point Football Victory over USC
Skip Holtz returns
Kalil stands out
Spurrier: "Stephen Got Himself Into a Tough Spot"
NFL Combine
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Early arrivals become fashionable
USC reloads on signing day
Saints assistant joins USC football staff
Parade Magazine names Aaron Corp to All-American football team
Football is out of control
Bush's USC story may just be beginning
Raiders Hire USC's Lane Kiffin
USC bashing aside, let's talk about what's really important
USC adjusts game schedule
USC picks up two commitments from Florida
2007 Preseason rankings
USC s Rivers not entering NFL draft
Carroll staying at USC
Wide receiver transfers from Arkansas to USC
Reality check
USC win validates BCS title matchup
USC Makes Strong Argument With Rose Bowl Performance
USC Puts A Pedal to Its Offense
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BKC Washington USC Preview
Jackson to return to Trojans
A different kind of game
USC Saving the best for Last
Michigan can get cancelled by USC
USC Trojans back on track
Pac-10 Football: USC: A shell of its former self or primed to break out vs. Oregon?
USC football notes: Ducks big test for Maualuga
Oregon-Southern California Preview
Trojans are trying to get tighter grip
Huskies focus on turnovers
Trojans are taken aback by Stanback
Dawgs remain wary of 3rd-ranked USC
Scouting Report: USC vs. Washington State
Tired Trojans are glad to be home
USC uses Mckay’s coaching formula
Yonus Davis a name to watch for
USC files a complaint on Musburger
USC Trojans wins over Nebraska Huskers
Jones guarantees sure win against USC Trojans
Huskers No. 19 a star in the making
USC vs. Nebraska – The much awaited game
Forward Progress
USC Strong, Colorado flops in 1st Week
Nothing but USC football
Sun Devils Have One-Sided Concerns
Newcomers show ability to impress
Gamecocks Have Secret Weapon at Defensive End
Exit Interview: Ryan and Brandon Ting
Ting brothers to leave USC football team
Cal poised to challenge USC atop Pacific-10
USC still the team to beat
Pigskin Poets event kicks off at the library
College football kicks off
USC Player sues school
Holland improves his chances to get into USC
Top recruits commit
USC football: Lewis won't be back
Cassel confident as Brady's backup
USC May Be Spoiler in NFL Coliseum Plan
Recruiting Week in Review
Celebrating an American Original
Rough at home, but not impossible
Sanchez will not face charges
LA Sports & Entertainment Commission's 4th Annual NFL 101/201
Dates remain same for Huskers' 2006 season
Representatives fail to serve best interests of Reggie Bush
Taylor a striking figure for Valencia
Ex-Wilson star Perez knows what is important
Bush To Wear #25
Reggie Bush Can't Wear 5
SC Athletic Hall of Fame inducts eight members
High hopes selling tickets for Saints, Cardinals
Suspect says he did not shoot Francis
Saints watch Bush
Vince, Reggie and Matt still the darlings of the football crowd
Changing of the QB : Razorbacks won’t have to face three NFL draftees
USC’s Ryan Francis killed in Baton Rouge
USC football notes: Factors help out Sanchez
Morning Briefing
UCLA Hosts USC For Three-Game Pac-10 Series
Death Of Former USC Football Player Ruled Accidental
USC Football scrutinized
USC housing under investigation
Paris Hilton - Now Dating USC football star
Raiders pick up heralded safety
Draft Surprises Are the Least of U.S.C.'s Recent Concerns
What's the deal with LenDale White?
USC Trojans (Booty to return earlier than expected)



2006 USC News

NCAA Football: NFL-style coach might vault QB into starring role



 


Here he is, everyone: the pampered athlete.

Four offensive coordinators and four quarterbacks coaches in four years. His redshirt wasted eight games into his freshman season to save a football team in the tank. His next two seasons on the brutal end of fan backlash — by no fault of his own — in a state where every day begins and ends with someone, somewhere, Calling the Hogs.

"You can sit back and say it was tough," Arkansas quarterback Casey Dick said, "or you can do what you're asked to do and have faith that it will all work out in the end."

Want someone to root for this fall? Here he is: the mistreated athlete.

When the Razorbacks made the bold move last December to pull coach Bobby Petrino away from the NFL, all Arkansas eyes turned to Dick, the guy who couldn't get a break in his first three seasons. Now, the fans are hoping, he's set up for everything finally to fall his way.

Most college football observers say no one develops quarterbacks like Petrino. No one sees the game, understands defenses and calls plays like Petrino. No one prepares quarterbacks and puts them in better position to succeed.

Eight months ago, Dick was pretty good at handing off. Next spring, Dick will be rising on NFL draft boards.

"Casey will be successful because he works hard at it," Petrino said. And because — as much as anything — he has learned to persevere.

Three years ago, Arkansas was 2-5 and on the verge of its worst season in decades. So former coach Houston Nutt burned Dick's redshirt and threw him into the Southeastern Conference meat grinder. The Hogs went 2-2 the rest of the way, and the two losses were by a combined six points.

Just when it looked as though Dick's wasted season would be worth it, along came local hero and heralded recruit Mitch Mustain — and the Arkansas program hasn't been the same since. Mustain was 8-0 as a starter in 2006 but was pulled for Dick a series into that eighth start. Dick led the team to the Southeastern Conference championship game, only to get caught in the backwash of the Nutt-Mustain soap opera.

A year later — after Mustain had transferred to the University of Southern California — Dick's job changed again, this time to caretaker. He handed off to talented tailbacks Darren McFadden and Felix Jones and stayed out of the way — except on third-and-long, when he was asked to make a play.

Some say Dick was set up to fail in his first three seasons. Now he's set up to thrive in a scheme that has dominated college football this decade. In four years at Louisville, Petrino-coached teams finished sixth, first, seventh and second nationally in total offense.

And understand this: Dick didn't play poorly last fall. He completed 57 percent of his passes and threw for 18 touchdowns with 10 interceptions despite predictable play-calling.

Under Petrino, the offense won't sniff predictable.

"Our quarterback," All-America center Jonathan Luigs said, "will be a quarterback this season."

Not a pampered quarterback, a prepared one. For the first time in four years.



 

 

 

 

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