USC practiced at Southwestern College and was not in full pads. There was a full-pad practice Monday. Tailback Markese Stepp was not dressed.
A rumor going around in San Diego was that former USC assistant Joe Barry could be a candidate for the defensive coordinator’s job. Barry is currently the assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Rams.
So unless the Rams are making staff changes, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. But Clay Helton does know Barry, so he probably would call him.