Expect Clay Helton to declare spring football a success after tomorrow’s final practice, which is not a scrimmage.
But the quarterbacks did not surprise anyone and the offensive line remains a question. There were times when the running game dominated the defense.
So the defense, which is supposed to be great, got dominated at times by a running game that didn’t even feature Stephen Carr?
I remain unconvinced the defense will be a vintage unit next season.
I’m willing to believe USC will be one of the better basketball teams in the Pac-12 next season, with a couple caveats: The Trojans will be much more normal at point guard with Derryck Thornton replacing Jordan McLaughlin.
And it depends on how serious Bennie Boatwright’s knee injury really is?
If you are one of those fans who think Tony Bland’s coaching was missed, do you think new assistant Eric Mobley, who has never been a college coach, will make an impact?
Speaking of Bland, I hear he is currently working for a non-profit human and social services organization in Los Angeles.
USC linebacker Cameron Smith said he feels comfortable with 20-21 players on the defense. That means a lot more depth. But will defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast play them?
Pendergast has demonstrated the past two years he does not like substitute a lot. So it remains to be seen if USC will play more people on defense.
USC graduate/superfan Will Ferrell was involved in a car accident Thursday night in Orange County. He was released and did not suffer significant injury.