Receivers Want to Help Barkley

The start of training camp is still over two and half months away, but USC's first-year receivers coach Tee Martin can't wait to see his guys on the field.

"I'm excited about getting to camp," said Martin. "Just seeing us get together and how we all compete."

This fall will be the first time Martin will see his full core of receivers. All-American Robert Woods sat out all 15 spring practices with an ankle injury.

"We had some ups and downs (as a unit) this spring because of the injuries," said Martin.

But even with the injury to Woods, returning starter sophomore Marqise Lee continued to show why the Roberts/Lee duo could be the best in college football come fall.

"Without Robert out there, Marqise got a lot of reps," said Martin. "Marqise got a lot better."

When asked if his group has talked about catching passes from a Heisman hopeful?

"There has not been one word about it," Martin answered.

The only discussion surrounding Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley is how they can make him better. And that, Martin says, is by making themselves better.

"Our challenge is going to be how we can help our quarterback," said Martin, "We are just focused on getting better every day and all of us have a lot to get better at."



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