Another injured defensive back, Kevin Ellison, made an appearance at practice with a cast on his left leg and he also was using a walking cane.
There was a lot of work on kickoff coverage with Brian Cushing hustling down as part of the group.
Ryan Kalil did not practice more than a few snaps today as his back is a little sore and he took most of the practice off as a precautionary measure. Fred Matua took the majority of snaps at center with Chilo Rachal filling in for Fred at right guard. Matua had a couple real nice blocks against Averell Spicer in the lineman one on one drills where Fred simply dominated the freshman on back to back plays.
A pair of Matt Leinart to Dwayne Jarrett touchdown passes were the highlight of the team drill to end the day. The first TD came on a 35 yard pass down the middle where the only defender near Jarrett was Pete Carroll and the coach made a move toward Jarrett after he caught the ball as if to go for a tackle but then quickly pulled away as Dwayne cruised in for the score. Leinart also completed a nice slant to Steve Smith for a 20 yard gain and Michael Coleman had a couple short receptions that he turned into good yardage with the ball in his hands.
Mario Danelo kicked well today including a 42 yarder....Will Harris practiced at safety.....Chris Barrett worked at DT behind LaJuan Ramsey and Fili Moala....Spike Lee made an appearance at the beginning of practice before going to speak to a class on campus....There are four scheduled official visitors this weekend; Percy Harvin, LeSean McCoy, Michael Morgan and Brandon Antwine (there had been rumors that Michael Goodson may be on a trip but that will not happen this weekend). The sidelines will be packed with former Trojan players and a celebrity or two to showcase how much USC games have become an LA event.