USC seniors wear throwback jerseys

USC seniors wear high school, former jerseys for Wednesday's practice on Howard-Jones Field.

When Ed Orgeron took over as interim head coach every player put on the same jersey.

Not even quarterbacks distinguished themselves in gold no-contact jerseys.

But on Wednesday, a group of players wore all different colors and logos.

The graduating players wore their high school jerseys, all-star jerseys, and in De'Von Flournoy's case, he wore his freshman year jersey -- the No. 1 jersey that former head coach Lane Kiffin took away from him.

"That's what they wanted to do," Orgeron said after practice. "They've done that here before, it's tradition, so we let them do it.

"Just have fun. I enjoyed it. To see those guys wear their different jerseys, represent their high schools, I thought it was good."

When asked what he thought of Flournoy sporting the No. 1 jersey that he lost, Orgeron responded, "No big deal. They're having fun today. Let him wear it."

Flournoy was not made available to the media on Wednesday, but when jogging by I asked him if choosing to wear the jersey was an ode to his former coach, Flournoy grinned, chuckled, and said "yeah".

Senior outside linebacker Devon Kennard wore his Army All-American jersey from his senior year of high school. "All the seniors came out in their high school jerseys today," he explained, "but I couldn't get mine in time. I had this one on me, so I wore this."

Kennard's jersey was one of few that looked like it still fit, "I'm actually around the same weight," he said, smiling.

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