USC’s training camp might be a lot of things but no one will ever accuse Clay Helton of overworking the players.
The Trojans got a day off after two practices. They had their first full pads practice Wednesday and went back to shorts Thursday. Today will be a lighter practice because of the scrimmage Saturday and Sunday will be off. USC will actually take 3 of the first 9 days off.
Does Nick Saban do this?
Maybe USC is ahead of the nation in this regard and it will pay off during the season. But until it starts winning again, it will be hard to convince anyone that anything Helton does is OK.