Trojans get back on the field

USC players were back on the field Tuesday for voluntary winter workouts, which included one-on-one linemen and throwing drills as well as full-team drills.

On the sideline
Now-former USC receiver Robert Woods was on the sideline of Tuesday's voluntary practice. Woods is leaving for the NFL combine in Indianpolis Wednesday morning.

Receiver Marqise Lee and tailback D.J. Morgan were also watching from the sideline. Both are participating for USC's track team this spring.

Freshmen on the field
Six of USC's seven early enrollees were on the field for their first organized throwing session including Max Browne, Su'a Cravens, Chris Hawkins, Leon McQuay, Darreus Rogers, and Kenny Bigelow.

Though not an early enrollee, Bellflower (Calif.) Bosco offensive lineman and USC signee Nico Falah was on hand for Tuesday's practice. Falah took reps with the offensive linemen during one-on-one drills.

Browne was welcomed to college football on the first snap he took during full-team drills as he was intercepted by defensive lineman George Uko.

Redshirt quarterback Max Wittek took time directing traffic during Tuesday's workouts, which included helping Darreus Rogers figure out where he was supposed to line up.

Defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow didn't necessarily standout during the workout -- and Tuesday that was considered a good thing. The early enrollee physically looked every part of a college athlete. He looks like a veteran player, especially in comparison to the other freshmen.

Bailey back to safety
Redshirt junior Dion Bailey underwent offseason shoulder to repair a torn labrum. Bailey says he is expecting a six-month recovery process until he can get back on the field for football related drills, but will begin to condition and workout again in May.

Bailey, who has been a linebacker his last two seasons at USC, will move back to safety -- his natural position -- when he resumes football activity.

Big day for Buck
Tailback Buck Allen put together the strongest performance that I've seen from him. Allen looked faster and more assertive in Tuesday's practice than any previous practice as a Trojan. He alternated reps with Tre Madden, who is now wears a brace on his left knee.

Wittek -- Kessler
That was the order of the day. Max Wittek, holding what appeared to be plays in his hand, took the first round of snaps followed by Cody Kessler. Max Browne was third to go. Both Wittek and Kessler showed their leadership abilities directing the offense with Matt Barkley now gone.

Quick hits:
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