These are the big revelations from Saturday’s scrimmage:
- JT Daniels lost 10 pounds! This is good because a USC coach used to tell me last season, “Does he look like a football player?”
- A big running back (Markese Stepp) is hard to stop. And even harder to get on the field last year. Stepp got only 7 carries last season.
- Amon-Ra St. Brown can can make long TD catches. He caught three in his first August scrimmage. Someone tell the coaches because St. Brown caught only 20 passes from Games 3-9 last season.
- Clay Helton was in brown-noser mode, talking about how excited he was to welcome Carol Folt and complimenting interim president Wanda Austin, who will return to being on the Board of Trustees. If Folt and Austin are as smart as Helton makes them out to be, they won’t keep him around after the season. But then Austin defended Helton last week.
What I find more interesting is how two players who had a bright start initially (quarterback Kedon Slovis, linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu) didn’t even practice this week. That means they were out two weeks because USC was on Spring Break last week.