Thursday Practice Notes

At this point in camp, the lack of healthy running backs has become an issue. Stafon Johnson and Desmond Reed were the only two tailbacks at full speed for Thursday's hour long practice.

The Streak Continues

The Trojans have spent 18 days in fall camp and quarterback John David Booty still hasn't thrown a single interception. Booty's streak has now reached nearly 400 passes without throwing a pick.

Head Coach Pete Carroll commented on the streak after Wednesday's scrimmage at the Coliseum, "He's just had a fantastic camp. He's thrown almost four hundred passes without throwing a pick in this camp. Not to jinx him at all, but that's a fantastic demonstration of his understanding of what's going on."

Green decision expected Today

Broderick Green wasn't in action for Thursday's practice. Green, a freshman tailback from Arkansas, is still waiting to be cleared by the NCAA. After practice Thursday Pete Carroll commented on the situation, "We have received word that we will find out tomorrow (Friday) afternoon."

Washington out with Sprained Shoulder

Chauncey Washington had x-rays on his right shoulder today and they revealed that he has a sprained AC joint. Washington is officially listed as day-to-day, but it wouldn't be a shock if he missed the Idaho game. SCPlaybook will keep you update on the situation.

Empty Backfield

The Trojans entered camp with a ten man rotation at tailback. But on Thursday, Stafon Johnson and Desmond Reed were the only backs healthy enough to practice at full speed. Johnson got the majority of the snaps with the first team and continued to impress.

Extra Work

Garrett Green, Brandon Carswell and Ronald Johnson all stayed after practice to work on their hands. Carswell and Green caught passes fired at them from the jugs machine. While Ronald Johnson worked on catching techniques with Coach Carroll.

Recruiting Note: USC Target Joe Adams will make his announcement live tonight at 7:00 Pacific time, and Scout.com will be there to bring you the news.


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