USC’s Mitch Mustain cleared to play


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USC quarterback Mitch Mustain has resolved an academic issue and is eligible for the coming season, Coach Pete Carroll said.

‘It’s been resolved,’ said Carroll, whose team reports for training camp Aug. 7.

Carroll had confirmed last week that Mustain, a fourth-year junior, was dealing with unspecified academic matters that could have jeopardized his eligibility. The Trojans open the season against San Jose State on Sept. 5.

Mustain could not be reached for comment.

Mustain finished spring practice third on the depth chart behind sophomore Aaron Corp and freshman Matt Barkley.

-- Gary Klein