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USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:36 am
Edited on: February 3, 2012 11:40 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

There are plenty of reasons that Matt Barkley returning to school for his senior season is good news for USC. The biggest obviously being that with Barkley back, USC becomes one of the favorites to win a title next season. Another reason would be more of a recent development.

Backup quarterback Jesse Scroggins, who is one of three quarterbacks who will be competing to be Barkley's replacement in 2013, is in danger of being ruled academically ineligible for next season if he doesn't have a good semester in the classroom this spring.

“He’s fallen behind,” Lane Kiffin told the Orange County Register about Scroggins' situation. “He’s in a hole. He has a lot of work to do.”

Scroggins didn't see any time on the field during the 2011 season, and redshirted his first year on campus in 2010. Scroggins, along with Cody Kessler and Max Wittek, will compete to become the heir apparent to Barkley in 2013. Not being eligible to play in 2012 would likely give Kessler and Wittek a leg up in that competition.

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Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:57 am
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

it doesnt really mateer who the backup qb is. if barkly gets hurt usc will not be a top 5 team. they can put another person in there butthey cannot replace barkly.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:07 am
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

OY.



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:05 am
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

Kids has all the intagibles to be a great QB. He would of easily started if Barkley has left. Kid has a stonger arm than Barkley, faster, and more like Keith Price of U of Washinton or Robert Griffith. Probably should of went to a school with a easy an offense, but he wants to play in the big leagues and only a handfull of schools offer the real NFL experience.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:02 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

He is never going to see the field anyways, at least as the QB.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:36 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

If your academically ineligible you don't lose your scholarship unless you flunk out of school.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:03 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

jiordone: Good one. Te-he.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:48 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

unlike places like Stanford and ND, USC doesn't simply push their players thru school simply by showing up to class. At USC you actually have to get the work done, and yes, this is true.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:36 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

Knowing nothing about the situation, I predict Jesse Scroggins will buckle-down and make the Dean's List this semester. Things have a way of working themselves out at the 11th hour in Trojan Land.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:32 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

I would hope Scoggins would do better in the classroom than what he is doing. He had such an upside coming out of Lakewood High in Long Beach/Lakewood. He has a strong arm and according to his high school coach he has a better than average football IQ.

We have 2 other quarterbacks on the roster after Barkley. I would hope that he would be able to compete so as to have the best chance of  winning after Barkley would graduate next season.

At least he would get in some back up work in games where the win is not in doubt. In order to do this he would have to be on the roster and an active player.

I hope he clean up his classroom act, I was sorta hoping to see him become the starter.

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:34 pm
 

USC's Scroggins could be academically ineligible

What is someone with TULSA in their name doing in a college football forum?  Never made the connection between Tulsa and 
college football.  Irrelevant!

Fight ON! 


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