I don’t want to say USC is soft but the Trojans had a “situational scrimmage” Saturday and three members of the secondary (Greg Johnson, Isaac Taylor-Stuart, Talanoa Hufanga) are out the following Tuesday practice?
Maybe Clay Helton has a point when he limits hitting.
Freshman linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu, who redshirted last season because of a foot injury, has missed four straight practices with an undisclosed injury.
It’s hard to even remember if tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe (hip/groin) is on the team anymore but he has not been practicing this spring. Freshman tight end Jude Wolfe was also out Tuesday.
Remember when USC played Utah last season and had about 15 players get hurt in that game?
So far, the culture change that Helton and Lynn Swann promised does not apply to staying healthy.
- If one practice made a spring, JT Daniels might not actually start at quarterback. Daniels threw an interception Tuesday and Jack Sears had a better practice. A few more of those and Clay Helton won’t want to discuss the quarterback situation.
- And now for some coachspeak from offensive coordinator Graham Harrell on freshman QB Kedon Slovis.
“When he’s in there he just does everything right,” Harrell said. “He’s good with his feet, he has a really nice natural motion, the ball jumps out of his hand and he’s picked the offense up.”
In that case, why not start him?
Oh wait, he’s not the Golden Child.