Sunday Practice Tidbits

The Trojans got started with preparations for the UCLA game by going through a light practice tonight that saw several players sitting out with injuries and another possible addition to the list of banged up bodies.

At the start of practice we saw Thomas Williams come onto the field with Luthur Brown and Will Harris. All three players were in street clothes with Williams saying it looks doubtful for him to play this weekend. This was the first time in several weeks that we've seen Luthur at a practice so it was good to see him, can't wait to see him back on the field soon.

Among the players who did not suit up today were Frostee Rucker, Lawrence Miles, Travis Draper, Kalula Maiava, Patrick Turner and Keith Rivers. Oscar Lua did go through some drills but he still appears to be somewhat bothered by the sore knee. LenDale White took a hit during an early run drill and uncharacteristically fumbled the football without going after it, after the play LenDale was down on the ground and they were looking at his shoulder and rib area. He sat out the remainder of practice before being taken off the field on a cart while the team drills were getting started. There was no immediate word on his condition but we will follow up tonight on his status.

For those who were wondering, Fred Davis did make it back from Ohio on time and was in attendance at practice.

Jimmy Miller is wearing the #19 jersey to help emulate Marcedes Lewis in practice this week.

The linebacker rotation for much of the day featured Rey Maualuga, Collin Ashton, Brian Cushing and Ryan Powdrell. Rey made a couple very nice plays during scout team drills.

Both Jeff Schweiger and Travis Tofi got reps at the DE spot with Frostee sitting out.

Matt Leinart was sharp during team passing drills including a deep ball to Steve Smith, one to Dwayne Jarrett and a couple nice catches by Whitney Lewis.

The match-up this week between Deuce Lutui and Bruin DT Chase Moline should be an interesting one to watch as Deuce should out weigh his opponent by roughly 100 pounds.


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