USC quarterbacks were 25 for 32 for 267 yards and three TDs in the spring scrimmage Saturday.
That’s a nice day for the offense.
But what about the defense?
Those numbers can’t make defensive coordinator Alex Grinch happy. Now one of my cautionary notes every spring is that walk-on cornerbacks end up defending first-team receivers. But it looked like a lot of the rotation cornerbacks were playing most of the scrimmage Saturday.
Mekhi Blackmon wasn’t playing but there’s a lot of work to be done with the secondary.
- By the way I hear Loyola High School coaches were furious a couple weeks ago with USC assistant coach Donte Williams’ comments about Ceyair Wright.
“Ceyair’s biggest problem is Ceyair,” Williams said. “He has a lot of things going on. For all I know, he may be in Space Jam 3.”
Wright didn’t exactly answer back when Kyle Ford beat him on a 48-yard TD in the scrimmage.
- For the “offensive line is much improved” crowd, USC averaged 3.4 yards per carry in the scrimmage. Travis Dye averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Austin Jones averaged 2.3 yards. Again, it’s the spring scrimmage. But the line isn’t pulling up trees.