USC held its 7 a.m. practice, which was fully closed.
Lincoln Riley offered his view on a difference since spring practice.
“We’ve taken several steps since spring. I think the biggest thing I notice right now is a lot of our bodies are starting to change in a way they need to change,” Riley said. “You see a little more pop, a little more speed, a little more physicality.”
- Riley also praised linebacker Eric Gentry.
“You kinda always hear him, always see him, always feel his presence,” Riley said. “He’s a physical player for being as young as he is.”
- Practices are closed to the public. It should also be noted about half the practices are closed to media and those that are open only cover stretching and individual drills, so any position battles you really need to take the word of the coaches.
- USC has hired Ed Stewart, the Big 12’s executive associate commissioner, is being hired as USC’s executive senior associate athletic director, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN.
- USC has apparently added another Australian punter Aadyn Sleep-Dalton, who announced his committment. His brother, Michael, was Iowa’s punter when the Hawkeyes defeated USC in the 2019 Holiday Bowl.