USC practiced in pads for the first time today. And Clay Helton has repeatedly complimented strength coach Robert Stiner since last Friday.
I mention this because at least 20 guys didn’t even practice today. Now that includes Bru McCoy (suspended) and defensive lineman Maninoa Tufono, who is out for unannounced reasons. And it includes cornerback Max Williams, who tore knee ligaments during the spring and defensive tackle Brandon Pili (Achilles).
But I’ll say it again: At least 20 guys didn’t practice.
Should we be surprised when 40 guys were out the last week of spring practice?