Nose guard Antwaun Woods injures his left elbow in a one-on-one
offensive one drill. Woods left the field and had his elbow rapped on
the sidelines. X-rays were negative, Sark said, and it’s not a major
injury. However is appears that Woods could be out one to two weeks.
Pat Haden comes by to say he misspoke Thursday. The new
reconfigured end zone will cost USC some seats. Final number for
official capacity yet to be determined.
Sr. Assoc. AD Steve Lopes comes by to say they'll lose less than
1,000 after counting the seats added for the new field level suites.
Another full set of Pac-12 officials at tap Friday.
Cody Temple says he was the one who forced his teammates to run
with the tailback tackle Thursday in the Coliseum.
Former USC players at practice Friday include Thomas Williams,
Tony Burnett (after a couple of games at safety in Canada with the BC
Lions), Kris O'Dowd and Zach Kusnir, who is about to start with a new
wealth management company here in LA after getting his MBA.
First ovation of the day went to Randall Telfer for a diving
catch in front of the fans. It’s a beautiful roll out right play action
throwback for 40 yards to Telfer. It looked like the old way Pete's
teams opened until the throwback by Kessler.
Some quick-footed throws by Kessler to avoid sackers as he hit
Nelson Agholor on some short routes. Hayes Pullard does sack Kessler
one time in the team session.
Equipment Item: the one-man sled that slips and slides and rolls
away in the open field making tacklers keep moving their legs and feet.
USC practiced a Oklahoma type one-on-one "Pride" tackling drill
for the defensive backs, wide receivers, tight ends and linebackers,
offense against defense.
Linebacker Quinton Powell opens the second rounds of 11-on-11
with a pick six off of Max Browne.
Play of the day on offense: with Adoree Jackson in motion, USC
brings Chris Wilson across on a tight end seam route with Kessler
hitting him in mid stride as he breaks a couple of tackles before
getting pulled down after a 55-yard gain.
Freshman linebacker Don Hill, sidelined in spring after achilles
surgery, had a great tackle in his first official full contact for USC.
USC limits carries for Tre Madden and Buck Allen Friday. Justin Davis took a bulk of the carries for the first team offense. Davis
missed the spring with an ankle injury.
There were no snapping issues for Max Tuerk Friday which is a
good sign for USC.
With a yellow jersey on, Kevon Seymour got some live reps in team
run. He does a good job breaking up an Kessler to Agholor pass early in
Field goal competition: Andre Heidari has a four-for-four day to
Matt Boermeester's two of four.
The team takes off Saturday, goes to the movies, has short
meetings while the coaches come in for a long personnel and strategy