USC practiced Monday night at the Coliseum and it’s first scrimmage period was characterized by penalties, including one that called back a touchdown.
Lincoln Riley said the second scrimmage period had less penalties.
- Offensive tackle Bobby Haskins, a transfer from Virginia, is making a smooth transition.
“You can tell he’s played a lot of ball,” Riley said. “He’s getting close to 100 percent physically (after missing spring practice).”
Said offensive line coach Josh Henson: “(He is) just a seasoned operator. He doesn’t make things hard on himself.”
That’s something the line frequently lacked in recent seasons as it made things a lot tougher on itself with mistakes and penalties.
- Henson said offensive tackle Jonah Monheim is the most capable lineman of playing guard and tackle because he has a thicker body. Haskins and Courtland Ford are considered leaner bodies better suited just for tackle. The fourth tackle appears to be Mason Murphy, a redshirt freshman from JSerra in San Juan Capistrano.
- Tight end Jude Wolfe has his foot in a boot and will be out at least a few days.
- Australian punter Aadyn Sleep-Dalton was at practice Monday night after spending a week in London as he waited for a visa to come to the United States.