USC will have its final practice Saturday at noon. Usually it is at the Coliseum. Because of renovation construction it will be at Cromwell Field on campus.
Clay Helton has not had an actual spring game the past two seasons but rather a glorified practice. Now maybe Helton will change his mind and do an actual game. It wouldn’t be the first time he reversed a decision.
But here’s the dilemma: Cromwell Field has seating for 3,000. USC will not get the 15,000 or so that often attend spring games at the Coliseum. But do you think at least 3,000 will show Saturday? What if 4,000 show up? Where will the extra 1,000 sit?
You can always watch through the fence across from the stadium. But that’s not ideal. Back in the mid-90’s, USC would hold its spring game at Howard Jones Field and around 3,000 would encircle the field, which was not the best for viewing purposes. But that was before spring games became an event.
Here’s another thought: Can you imagine Alabama, Ohio State, Tennessee, Nebraska or Michigan having their spring game at a 3,000-seat stadium?
UPDATED: Helton said after Thursday’s practice USC will hold a “very modified” scrimmage Saturday. Sounds like it is worth skipping.