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Nick Perry was asked about possibly facing Matt Kalil next season when Green Bay plays Minnesota.
“It’s great competing against guys I’ve went against and even practiced against at USC,” Perry said. “It’s going to be an opportunity and I’d love to get after him, and I’m excited for it.”

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  • ThaiMex

    Looks like ALABAMA is in the drivers seat when it comes to sending players to the NFL while $UCks is now somewhere in the middle of the pack.
    Alabama had FIVE (5) players selected in the first round. That’s FIVE NUMBER ONE’S. Heck, Stanford (a WELL respected Private College with emphasis on Athletics AND Academics) had Just as many as $UCks, and their’s went HIGHER!
    POWERHOUSE South Carolina had TWO (2), as did Oklahoma St., and LSU.
    Alabama, just like the Oregon Ducks, lost a close one to a conference opponent during the regular season and came back to DEMOLISH that same conf. opponent in the post season. Kinda of like what the Ducks would have done to $UCks “iffin” LIMBO U hadn’t of been on P-R-O-B-A-T-I-O-N. The DUCKS didn’t duck $UCks. You guy’s were on LOCKDOWN!
    Fit On Torgan!

  • USC owns the Rose Bowl

    “Somewhere in the middle of the pack”? …I only have one thing to say: USC has put more players in the NFL Hall-of-Fame than any other school in the nation.

    FIGHT ON!

  • lbc trojan

    @USC OTRB,

    Not only does USC have the most players in the NFL HOF, but they also have more Gold Medal-winning Olympians than most countries. ^That guy seems incredibly angry at/envious towards USC.

    This sad ThaiMex character must be proud of his life.

  • ftfo2009

    I don’t fucking feel like researching but I’m sure we’re in the top 5% in terms of sending players to nfl in the past 10 years. Also UCLA is bad and should feel bad.

  • Jethro G. Sabbath

    ThaiMex,

    Isn’t it the middle of the night in your exotic time zone? Quit obsessing about all things USC and get yourself some sleep!

  • FIFTY TO NOTHING

    50-0

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    6-8. Proud losers of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

  • ftfo2009

    I don’t feel like dismantling your argument, but I don’t really feel like it’s fair if you point to current NFL player success when USC has a high number of first round picks, and emphasize the likelihood of ‘busts’, then turn around and say that the number of first round picks is important when USC doesn’t have a high number of first round picks. If you want to take one category and a spectrum of players taken over a extended period and judge based on that – fine. But judging and criticizing USC on fluid criteria on a year-by-year or case-by-case basis seems to be a very transparent way of overall rankings (which is basically what your argument boils down to). In fact, what you’re doing, seems to be the largest criticism that anyone has of the NCAA; with a clear, set of rules, everything seems overtly subjective.

    As to the outcome of a rematch with Oregon, that’s just speculation. It could have come out either way, but I feel like we might have the upper hand as we won on the road, and (admittedly I don’t remember the rules for where the game would be played) I think the game would have been at the Coliseum.

    And I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone ever in the history of the PAC-10 or PAC-12 (or PAC-8) say that Oregon “ducked” USC. That idea is preposterous.

  • ftfo2009

    tl;dr. Using caps lock doesn’t make you right.

  • sureshot

    USC has had more first rounders than any other school in history.
    USC has had more total players drafted than any other school in history.
    USC has more Hall of Famers than any other school in history.

    If the very top of every significant draft category is middle of the road, we’re “the middlest”. As for Bama, LSU, Stanford, Okie State, and the other USC having multiple picks, that’s because they were all (with the possible exception of the Cocks) very, very, very good teams. Those teams (for this exercise, we’ll omit the Cocks and include SC) lost a grand total of three games to teams outside this group. Stanford and SC lost to Oregon and Okie State lost to Iowa State. That’s it. That’s the list. All other losses were to each other. It makes sense to me that teams that went a collective 58-3 against teams outside this list would have a ton of players drafted.

    By the way, USC still had two more players drafted in the first round than: Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Cal, ucla, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Arizona State COMBINED.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • yvanrc51

    ThaiMex: I created an account just to respond to your ignorance. How can you talk about academics and athletics and diss USC? USC has one of the best athletic departments in the country. We are in the top 3 nationally for national championships. Academically, we are one of the most selective, 36,000 applicants have been rejected for the incoming class of 2012 and we are at an 18% acceptance rate. If you include Division I FBS universities, we are one of the best if you combine these two factors. Yes, Stanford has amazing academics and athletics; however, their football program has been good the last 3 years and has an inconsistent history. Let’s see if they can survive long term. Ironically, you talk about academics and yet neglect to mention the poor academics in the south (Alabama, South Carolina, LSU). Furthermore, academically USC and Oregon don’t even consider the same applicants, USC is a much more prestigious institute.

    Here is Bruce Feldman’s take on USC for next years first round draft (yes, I know a lot can happen in a year, but at least he recognizes the talent USC has):

    “My guess at this point is four: Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, T.J. McDonald and Khaled Holmes and that is assuming that Woods would come out early. Holmes is solid and pretty athletic for a center but he does play a position that seldom produces first-rounders. Nickell Robey’s a terrific little corner, but I suspect his heightabout 5-feet-8–will keep him out of the first-round.”

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/bruce-feldman/18860159/mailbag-good-picks-bad-picks-the-stickiness-of-the-transfer-rule

  • Son of CharIie Bucket

    ThaiMex: you make some extremely compelling points!! kudos!

    while the empirical data clearly supports the contention that Southern Cal has had BY FAR the most talent in college football over the last 14 years, during this self-described “Dynasty” the trOXans can claim ZERO BSC Champeeeships!!!

    i would suggest this is very queeer!!
    riddle me this: what do you call a team that has the most talent YEAR after YEAR, yet they never win the Champeeenship on the field???

    answer: trOXans!!! HAWR-HAWR!!!

    all this jibber jabber about drafts picks, NFL players etc only serves to magnify the bitter truth: the University of Shouldda Couldda will NEVER win the ultimate prize!!! and they will fail again this year in grand fashion…and when they do, the Cadre (and the Lil’ Cadre) will be there to scatter the pieces!!!

  • Trojan Hoarse

    What do the following highly ranked universities / power house football schools have in common?

    Florida
    Florida State
    Arkansas
    Georgia
    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Oklahoma
    University of Miami (FL)
    Oregon

    None of them had a player drafted this year in the first round…

    Enough said…. or as a couple of our intellectually challenged “contributors” on this blog like to say… RECOGNIZE!

  • Trojanfan

    ^^^^idiot!!!!!…..when are they going to ban your worthless ASS…..Bruinrod said you get a big grin on your face when the flavor changes….ouch

  • Trojan Hoarse

    .. And having “BY FAR the most talent in college football over the last 14 years……” guarantees a school absolutely NOTHING, except high expectations!….It’s all speculation about which players will develop and reach their true potential….and this occurs at each level…Some reach their potential in high school, some at the college level (Heisman “failures” galore) and some don’t thrive until they reach the NFL…sadly, some of the posters on this blog have already reached THEIR potential, and it isn’t a pretty sight…..

  • schammer47

    Trojan Hoarse, Sureshot, yvanrc51, ftfo2009, excellent posts !!! Your comments make this blog FUN to read, and FUN to participate in the DAILY BLOW OUT of the POS bloggers who seem to ignore the Extraordinary Record of Athletic and Academic achievement of AMERICA’S IDEAL UNIVERSITY, our Alma Mater, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA !!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, indeed, US FIFTY THEM NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FIGHT ON, WE ARE BACK AT THE HELM, 2012 !!!

  • Trojanfan

    The cadre needs to do it’s homework and slow down on the jerking off

  • USC owns the Rose Bowl

    Great posts Trojans! This “cadre” of Internet geeks is hilarious.

    Trojans 50
    bRuins 0

    FIGHT ON!!!!

  • usc50ucla0

    Muckrakers!!! hahaha

    Bottomline is a great fUCLA program, UA,ASU, Stanford, Cal et al makes a great conference. The tougher the conference, the better WE ALL are. Great for Stanford!! Great for Oregon. Great for USC!!! But, where the kudos for our neighbors across the street??? When you lose a game to your crosstown ‘rival’ 50-0, there’s an understanding strength, determination, work ethics and commitment didn’t start in the loser’s weight room. Therefore, which NFL GM is willing to invest in THAT???

    Y’all yackers can hollah all y’all want. WE KNOW the results! On AND off the field

    FIGHT ON

  • usc50ucla0

    Muckrakers!!! hahaha

    Bottomline is a great fUCLA program, UA,ASU, Stanford, Cal et al makes a great conference. The tougher the conference, the better WE ALL are. Great for Stanford!! Great for Oregon. Great for USC!!! But, where the kudos for our neighbors across the street??? When you lose a game to your crosstown ‘rival’ 50-0, there’s an understanding strength, determination, work ethics and commitment didn’t start in the loser’s weight room. Therefore, which NFL GM is willing to invest in THAT???

    Y’all yackers can hollah all y’all want. WE KNOW the results! On AND off the field

    FIGHT ON

  • USC owns the Rose Bowl

    usc50ucla0 FTW

  • Sam Gilbert

    Fight On Nick!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Bruin Rob is my idol

    vanrc51, I laugh at you 36,000 applicants for USC – UCLA had 81,235 applicants – that’s right over 45,000 more applicants wanted to be BRUINS…

    http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/applications-for-fall-2011-hit-191026.aspx

    …and who could blame them? when UCLA ranks #13 in the world and USC #55 in this rannking? even UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Davis rank higher!

    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-2012/top-400.html

  • Edward

    Let me preface my comment by saying Alabama is the champ until someone knocks them off. The SEC is, without a doubt, the strongest conference. But, how sad and pathetic is it, that ucla fans have to use other teams success to try and bring down the TROJANS. Can’t you stand on your on two feet? Don’t really know what your point is, t-mex. Do you think CLK did a great job going 10-2 with mediocre talent in 2011? Do you think CRN did a great job winning the south division w/out a 1st. round pick on his team? Do you not think two first round picks is worthy of a team that returns 16-17 starters in 2012? You seem to over-emphasize “FIVE” first round picks for Alabama. My morning paper (LAT), has it at four (which is still outstanding). Quick thought: Is it your point that you are disappointed with your (closet) favorite team: THE USC TROJANS? Come out of the closet, smell the roses, even on New Years Day.

  • ftfo2009

    It is the greatest regret of my life, that USC has yet to win any “BSC Champeeeships!!”

  • USC owns the Rose Bowl

    How queer!! I remember USC holding a BCS champeeenship crystal ball in 2005!!
    USC 55
    Oklahoma 19
    I must’ve dreamed it. (chortle)

    Ps. Edward, spot on.

  • ThaiMex

    …I have a New Jet, a Yacht w/ a helicopter, a chateau in the Swiss Alps, and I prefer staying at The Grand Hotel in Cap Ferrat. Alain Ducasse (@ Louis XV) is a good friend &
    $UCks titles in Football are real (not mythical)!
    Nubsie was so much more amusing than what’s left here, and he detested brown nosing back slappers like The “queer” one.
    FIT ON TORGAN!

  • Jethro G. Sabbath

    ThaiMex,

    Take it easy on the homophobic stuff. Just the other day Bucket was talking about how much he detested that kind of thinking and you don’t want to get yourself on his bad side.
    I wouldn’t want to see anything come between you “guys”.

  • yvanrc51

    Bruin Rob is my idol: I think it is funny how people have to refer to UCLA when USC and other universities are the topic. UCLA had absolutely nothing to do with my post; however, as a student who turned down UCLA opted to attend USC, I will address your post.

    First, apparently you lack reading comprehension skills. I said “36,000 applicants have been rejected for the incoming class of 2012.” Let me show you how you responded:
    “I laugh at you 36,000 applicants for USC – UCLA had 81,235 applicants – that’s right over 45,000 more applicants wanted to be BRUINS…”

    Learn how to read, USC had “rejected” 36,000 applicants, rejected does not mean total applicants. Yes, UCLA has more total applicant, but they are also a state university and have a significantly larger undergraduate student body.

    I’ll show you the numbers as of April 30: UCLA had a total of 72,657. They accepted 15,455 applicants. Acceptance rate = 21.27%. USC had a total of 46,030. They accepted 8,381 applicants. Acceptance rate = 18.21%. So, yes UCLA had more applicant, but they also accepted way more applicants than USC. Thus, USC’s acceptance is lower, which means that it is harder to get into in case you do not understand what I just said.

    Second, I do not see your point with this comment “that’s right over 45,000 more applicants wanted to be BRUINS…” Are you saying that just because UCLA had more total applicants that they are better overall? If I accept your argument, UCLA would be better than: Harvard, Stanford, Yale, CAL and so forth. You think about that, you sound like a clown.

    Third, since you have low self-esteem you addressed rankings. Historically, yes UCLA was always ranked way higher than USC; however, USC in the past 20 years has made tremendous improvements to their faculty and their ranking have improved significantly, whereas UCLA’s have remained stagnant. USC surpassed UCLA in the most viewed college rankings website.

    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/page+3

  • USC owns the Rose Bowl

    For anyone that loves to see bRuinSlob get owned…

    Bruin Rob is my idol said:

    vanrc51, I laugh at you 36,000 applicants for USC – UCLA had 81,235 applicants – that’s right over 45,000 more applicants wanted to be BRUINS…

    yvanrc51 said:

    Bruin Rob is my idol: I think it is funny how people have to refer to UCLA when USC and other universities are the topic. UCLA had absolutely nothing to do with my post; however, as a student who turned down UCLA opted to attend USC, I will address your post.
    First, apparently you lack reading comprehension skills. I said “36,000 applicants have been rejected for the incoming class of 2012.” Let me show you how you responded:
    “I laugh at you 36,000 applicants for USC – UCLA had 81,235 applicants – that’s right over 45,000 more applicants wanted to be BRUINS…”
    Learn how to read, USC had “rejected” 36,000 applicants, rejected does not mean total applicants. Yes, UCLA has more total applicant, but they are also a state university and have a significantly larger undergraduate student body.
    I’ll show you the numbers as of April 30: UCLA had a total of 72,657. They accepted 15,455 applicants. Acceptance rate = 21.27%. USC had a total of 46,030. They accepted 8,381 applicants. Acceptance rate = 18.21%. So, yes UCLA had more applicant, but they also accepted way more applicants than USC. Thus, USC’s acceptance is lower, which means that it is harder to get into in case you do not understand what I just said.
    Second, I do not see your point with this comment “that’s right over 45,000 more applicants wanted to be BRUINS…” Are you saying that just because UCLA had more total applicants that they are better overall? If I accept your argument, UCLA would be better than: Harvard, Stanford, Yale, CAL and so forth. You think about that, you sound like a clown.
    Third, since you have low self-esteem you addressed rankings. Historically, yes UCLA was always ranked way higher than USC; however, USC in the past 20 years has made tremendous improvements to their faculty and their ranking have improved significantly, whereas UCLA’s have remained stagnant. USC surpassed UCLA in the most viewed college rankings website.
    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/page+3

    April 30, 2012 9:31 AM