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USC season preview: Defensive line

Defensive tackle

Starter: Fifth-year senior Delvon Simmons

Backups: Third-year sophomore Kenny Bigelow, Jr., fourth-year junior Jordan Simmons or freshman Noah Jefferson and freshman Kevin Scott

Nose tackle

Starter: Fifth-year senior Antwaun Woods

Backups: Fifth-year senior Cody Temple and freshman Jacob Daniel

Defensive end

Starter: Fifth-year senior Greg Townsend, Jr.

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Matt Barkley traded to Arizona Cardinals

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade former USC quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals. The news was first reported in a tweet by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the trade was for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2016 that would become a sixth-round selection if Barkley is on the Cardinals' roster for six or more games.

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USC Now morning report: Walk-ons earn scholarships

Fact of the day: USC awarded scholarships to walk-on receiver Christian Tober and kicker Alex Wood. Former walk-on receiver George Katrib received a scholarship last year, and it will be renewed this season.

In the Times:

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USC season preview: Receivers

Starter: Junior Darreus Rogers

Backups: Fourth-year juniors Isaac Whitney and Robby Kolanz

Starter: Third-year sophomore Steven Mitchell Jr.

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Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will move from field to booth

One USC coordinator is going up, the other coming down.

Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will move from the field to the coaches' booth in the press box for games this season, Coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday.

USC opens its season against Arkansas State on Saturday night at the Coliseum.

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USC Now morning report: Trojans face Sun Belt's Arkansas State

Fact of the day: USC opens the season Saturday against Arkansas State. The Red Wolves were picked to finish third in the Sun Belt Conference Coaches preseason poll behind Georgia Southern and Louisiana Lafayette.

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