Game preparation is underway for the Trojans so this week in the USCFootball.com War Room we talk about some of the unsung heroes, the black jersey clad members of the scout team.
We also have plenty of Matt Barkley reaction from practice and give you the latest and greatest USC football recruiting news.
Practice changed this week with the first game coming up. Black jerseys were introduced, meaning the scout team is in full effect. We talk to some of the players about the role of the scout team and what it is like to play in the dreaded black jerseys.
Keeping on the scout team theme, we talk about how playing on the scout team offense can be more difficult for a player than playing on the scout team defense.
Safety Robert Erickson received a scholarship this week, creating a very positive reaction from his teammates.
When Pete Carroll announced Matt Barkley as the starting quarterback, the USC head coach gushed with praise for the first-year freshman. Go inside for more of Carroll's glowing praise for Barkley.
What do Barkley's teammates think of the decision? We talked to Damian Williams, Taylor Mays and Stafon Johnson.
Is Carroll expecting more turnovers because of Barkley's inexperience?
What did the people who cover the team think about the decision?
Kobe Bryant is not the only Black Mamba in Los Angeles next year.
Take an early look at the juniors in line to be recruiting targets for USC in 2011.
Plus tons more on Aaron Corp and Matt Barkley.
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