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September 18, 2009 at 7:51 AM

ESPN says Corp to start, more notes

ESPN is reporting this morning that USC has decided to start Aaron Corp at quarterback for tomorrow’s game against UW at Husky Stadium.
It’s no surprises as all signs the last two days had pointed in that direction with Matt Barkley unable to throw due to a bruised right shoulder. Barkley had spoken confidently earlier in the week of being ready to go, but the shoulder was slower to heal than expected.
It will be the first career start for Corp, a sophomore, who has played in just two games in his career. He’s regarded as a better runner than Barkley.
The LA Times has more details on the USC quarterback situation.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— I wrote this story for today’s paper trying to put into perspective what USC has done during the Pete Carroll era, which I thought UW fans might find particularly interesting as they now obviously have two of Carroll’s biggest helpers coaching their own team. Much of what many say Carroll did with the Trojans — immediately the fan base and getting recruits excited again — sounds like what Sarkisian is en route to doing.
Bud Withers presents his weekly Pac-10 picks and rankings, and in conclusive proof that great minds think alike, he picks USC to win by the exact same score as did Ted Miller earlier in the week, 30-17.
— In more of our preview of the Skyline-Oaks Christian game, Mason Kelley compared Jake Heaps and Nick Montana.
— Miller has his own take on the apparent decision to start Corp.
Nick Daschel lists Jake Locker No. 1 atop his weekly Pac-10 player rankings.
Ken Goe isn’t exactly buying the Carroll-Sarkisian love-fest this week.
— The Oregonian also says LeGarrette Blount isn’t looking to transfer or gain another year of eligibility.
— A few LSU players are understandably rooting for UW against USC this weekend.
All for now.

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