Archived 2010 - 2011 Preseason Preview [Pac-10]

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    2010 - 2011 Preseason Preview [Pac-10]

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    Oregon Ducks

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    2009-After a rocky start with a 19-8 loss to Boise St, Oregon really gelled for some very exciting football. At times Masoli and the read option offense were unstoppable, especially their ground game. The defense held their own and shut down the offesnes of Cal and USC. The Ducks got into the BCS Rose Bowl game against Ohio State where Ohio State got the best of Masoli and the Oregon offense.

    What to watch for-Off field problems... Can the Ducks players stay out of trouble? Jeremiah Masoli got kicked off the team after breaking into a house, having marijuana, etc. LeGarrette Blount punching a Boise St player in the face. If they can hold it together this team is poised to continue their success in the Pac-10 since most of their starters in '09 weren't seniors. RS Sophmore Running Back LaMichael James, he put up some major numbers last year, running for 1,546 yards and 14 tds showing improvement as the season progressed.

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    USC Trojans

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    2009-The Trojans started the season with a huge victory against Ohio State but then lost to Washington 16-13 in their very next game. With true Freshman Matt Barkley under center the Trojans, just weren't the dominate team that everyone was used to seeing. After losing to Oregon, Stanford and Arizona for the first time since 2001 the trojans failed to make it to a BCS game bowl game. They beat Boston College in the Emerald Bowl 24-13.

    What to watch for-How much improvement will Matt Barkley show? Last year he threw for a respectable 2,735 with 15 TDs and 14INTs. Head coach Pete Carroll is now coaching the Seattle Seahawks, it will be interesting to see how Lane Kiffin will do especially since he will be dealing with severe NCAA sanctions. These sanctions bans USC from participating in any bowl games for the next 2 years and losses 10 scholarships each year for the next 4 years. Players like DE Malik Jackson chose to leave USC taking advantage of Juniors and Seniors transferring without having to sit for a year. The defense has some gaps with Taylor Mays gone to the NFL and the WR's will need to step up to fill the shoes of Damian Williams who's in the NFL as well.

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