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Corp would add new dimensions to the Trojans' offense. He's a more aggressive runner than Barkley, with USC linebacker Chris Galippo describing the Orange County product as the toughest running quarterback he ever played against in high school.
That mobility is one reason Carroll was hesitant to use Corp until his leg was more fully healed, although Corp didn't see it that way.
"I was ready last week, ready two weeks ago," Corp said. "If they need me, I'll feel good."
Mays plans to wear a brace on his knee when he goes through pregame warmups at Husky Stadium. The Seattle native doesn't attach any special meaning to his final college game there, but he hasn't missed a game in his entire career at USC, starting every contest except the first game of his freshman season.
Carroll said Mays would be much more likely to play without practicing than Barkley, given Mays' experience in the USC system. If Mays can't play, backup Drew McAllister looks ready to go after missing last week's game with a hip injury.
Mays said his knee was "just a little stiff, and it feels uncomfortable. Maybe when the ball is snapped, I won't even feel it. Hopefully I'll be tough enough to get through it."
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