Grimble discusses "wake-up call" from WSU

USC tight end Xavier Grimble talks about the loss to Washington St. and how he believes the Trojans should move forward.

From the fans booing USC head coach Lane Kiffin throughout the game, to the lackluster offensive drive on the field, the Trojans' 7-10 loss to Washington State was a tough one to swallow.

With only eight yards against the Cougars, tight end Xavier Grimble didn't see as much play action as he usually does. However, despite the loss, Grimble has found a positive takeaway.

"It's more like a wake-up call," said Grimble. "Not a good experience, but a learning experience for us. It gave us a little kick in the butt to get back to practice."

As they say, "Perfect practice makes perfect," and in order to improve their practice, Grimble--along with Cody Kessler and Max Wittek--says the Trojan offense needs to come together more.

"The offense, we need to get together and act more in a collective effort," said Grimble. "Really get together and get a feel for each other out there more."

Grimble says his biggest takeaway from last weekend's game was that he, as well as the rest of the team, needs to focus. Still, he says this won't be a game the Trojans will be able to erase just yet.

"Not forget, but just everyone remember the experience and fight back," said Grimble. "We've got a long season ahead of us. We just got to do whatever we got to do to make sure it doesn't happen again."

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