“I’ve always thought pregame talks were the most exaggerated talks in the world. If they’re not ready by then they probably won’t be. My pregame talk will say, ‘Does anybody have to go the restroom?’ ”
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Here are the full results of the first official Heisman Trophy poll conducted by StiffArmTrophy.com. Fiftty-one actual voters provided an unranked list of candidates. Matt Barkley was listed on 97 percent of the ballots. That tied him with Wisconsin RB Montee Ball, South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore, Oklahoma QB Landry Jones and Michigan QB Denard Robinson.
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USC held a light practice, usually run on Thursday, as today’s workout. Cornerback Brian Baucham will be available to play even though he missed most of training camp because of academic issues.
Linebacker Will Andrew said he understood why his scholarship was not renewed as USC got down to 75 scholarships.
“Whatever the coaches ask me to do, I will do,” he said. “The situation was out of my control.”
USC coach Lane Kiffin said he typically does not explain to walk-ons why they are not renewed.
“He was fortunate to have one for a year,” Kiffin said.
Kiffin said there was no change in the status of freshman wide receiver Darreus Rogers, who is waiting for NCAA Clearinghouse approval.
For some reason, Fox analyst and Ohio State tailback Eddie George wore a USC football T-shirt at practice.