Saturday practice report

The sun was out today for USC practice and with it came a very good performance from the Trojan offense. Matt Leinart in particular was really sharp on his passes to the point that it looked like he was taking part in a passing league drill. It didn't matter if he was throwing short routes or deeper routes, Matt looked every bit the Heisman winner at practice today.

The sun was out today for USC practice and with it came a very good performance from the Trojan offense. Matt Leinart in particular was really sharp on his passes to the point that it looked like he was taking part in a passing league drill. It didn't matter if he was throwing short routes or deeper routes, Matt looked every bit the Heisman winner at practice today.

It was also a good news day as far as injuries are concerned. LenDale White got in a lot of work, the most he's had since the UCLA game, and he reported no setbacks after practice. LenDale was running pass patterns and carrying the ball while cutting fairly well, one observer commented that if you didn't know he was hurting you wouldn't be able to tell any difference today in his performance. Manny Wright was tearing it up, during the team drill at the end of the day he had back to back plays where he just blew up into the backfield to disrupt the play and on the next play the offense was forced to double team him. Manny looked great. It was important for White and Wright to get action today as the game approaches and both will be able to get in some work tomorrow as well when the team holds a night practice under the lights. There isn't too much concern at this point about John Drake as the big man is moving well and should be able to play the game without any problems.

One highlight run today came courtesy of Reggie Bush as he tried to bounce outside, Matt Grootegoed had the angle on him but Reggie just turned on his extra gear and beat Groots to the sidelines for a nice gain. Groots plays the angles so well and it's rare that you see someone blow by him like that.


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