With the new attitude regarding discipline a theme the past few days, here’s another thing:
A big reason is the Trojans’ new strength coach, Bennie Wylie, is in charge of discipline. A strength coach is often the most consistent contact with the players because he sees them every day. And if a player misses a workout, Wylie doesn’t need to go upstairs, he can handle it. Same with a missed class.
So Wylie has a lot of authority, which means the players have to respect him.
I’ve heard — and written — a lot of critiques about the past few strength coaches. So far, I’ve heard good things about Wylie.
- USC received a commitment from Ventura College kicker-punter Garth White. He did not kick for Ventura College last season but was the punter and averaged 37.6 yards on 16 punts.