Wednesday practice recap

John David Booty saw extensive action and looked very good. In fact, it was the best I've seen from John David in a Trojan uniform. He was on target with the majority of his throws and he seemed to run the offense well.

Matt Leinart practiced today, sore ankle and all, and he had some good moments including a long pass downfield to Dominique Byrd. We didn't see a lot of Cassel or Hance, however, as John David Booty saw extensive action and looked very good. In fact, it was the best I've seen from John David in a Trojan uniform. He was on target with the majority of his throws and he seemed to run the offense well. The defense threw a lot of blitzes at him and he handled them with several completions by simply dumping the ball to the open receiver. He also hit some downfield passes. There was one impressive stretch of 5-6 plays where every ball was on the mark and went for a big gain. It remains to be seen what will happen on Saturday and for the next several weeks with the Trojan quarterback spot but it's fairly clear that John David Booty is ready to play. Leinart will more than likely be the starter this week, barring any drastic change in the status of his ankle, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of seeing John David in action against Stanford.

A lot of the injured Trojans were practicing today including Lofa Tatupu, Winston Justice and Chauncey Washington....Darnell Bing had a big play when he caused a fumble during a run drill on Brian Kennedy Field....Justin Wyatt practiced with the receivers despite recent rumors of a move to corner....Dallas Sartz practiced both at safety and with the linebackers as part of the group with Simmons and Groots....Kevin Arbet was at practice....Chris McFoy is still sidelined with the ankle injury....Lenny Vandermade saw action at center early in the day but when it came time for team drills he was back at LG with Katnik at center.....The 2nd unit d-line featured Van Brown, La Juan Ramsey, Manuel Wright and Frostee Rucker....


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