Tuesday practice tidbits

It was a good sharp practice this morning as the Trojans continue to work on installing the game plan for Oklahoma. Any distractions that may be present outside the practice field don't seem to impact this team once they get between the lines as they are all business once they hit the field. You can really start to sense the anticipation during practice as the game preparations are starting to become more intense.

It was a good sharp practice this morning as the Trojans continue to work on installing the game plan for Oklahoma. Any distractions that may be present outside the practice field don't seem to impact this team once they get between the lines as they are all business once they hit the field. You can really start to sense the anticipation during practice as the game preparations are starting to become more intense.

LenDale White is still sitting out practice although it was a good sign today that he wasn't wearing the protective boot on his ankle. Manuel Wright was able to go through some drills but he left practice early and was on the sidelines with ice on his ankle. Sed Ellis left the field shortly before the end of the day and they were looking at his left knee. John Drake was able to practice, as was Jeff Byers.

There were plenty of spectators at practice including John Papadakis, Jim Hardy, Bruce Rollinson, Lynn Swann and Bob Griese.

Tom Malone hit one punt on the side field which went 55 yards in the air and cleared the high fence which was put up next to the swim stadium to prevent foul balls from the baseball field from going into the pool.....Hershel Dennis came on the field with crutches for the last 15 minutes of drills and was greeted warmly by several teammates....As the players got ready for opening drills Shaun Cody did a little taunting of Deuce Lutui and big Deuce just flexed both arms and broke into a smile.....Matt Spanos had a great block on Keith Rivers in a 9 on 7 run drill.....Jeff Schweiger tackled David Kirtman for a loss in the same drill.....Lofa Tatupu tipped a pass from Matt Leinart and it was eventually picked by Eric Wright....Kirtman had a deep reception on a pass from Leinart....


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