Rumors were flying yesterday that some players did not want to practice because they were upset over the status of interim coach Donte Williams.
The start of Wednesday’s practice was delayed 45 minutes and there was a team meeting.
Significantly, four-star cornerback Jaeden Gould of Oradell, New Jersey, announced he decommited from USC, which could be taken as a sign Williams was not returning to USC.
“There are some upset players,” a source within the program said. “And you have a meaningless game Saturday (vs. Cal). So people are not especially motivated.”
Williams said Thursday morning there was no disagreements among the players about whether to play the Cal game. He said the team meeting/delay was to make sure everyone “was on the same page.”
I put some of this on Mike Bohn, who made Williams the interim coach, which has caused some of the turmoil. Some players are unhappy but there isn’t any real leadership dealing with it other than Williams, who probably already knows he is out the door. There is speculation he might get hired at Washington.