Corp could be out as long as three weeks

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

USC coach Pete Carroll added another week to quarterback Aaron Corp's potential down time -- now three weeks with a cracked fibula -- which means Matt Barkley could win the starting job for the opener against San Jose State by default.

The opener, after all, is three weeks and two days away.

The LA Times weighs in on the matter.

It shows how obsessed we media folks are with USC's quarterback situation that a potentially significant injury to a starting defensive tackle -- Averell Spicer needed to be helped off the field after spraining his ankle -- gets pushed to the back burner.

Of course, this is USC, so the Trojans will just plug 330-pound JC transfer Hebron Fangupo into Spicer's spot. Carroll on Fangupo to the LA Times: "He's as potentially good as anyone we've had play the three-technique spot."