USC had several players out with injuries today.
What’s interesting is some of them haven’t had a lot said about them during training camp.
For example, defensive tackle Earl Barquet, a transfer from TCU. Now maybe the injury is the reason and he’ll be fine by the season-opener but defensive line is a position of need so it’s not hard to make an impression.
Cornerback Josh Jackson was almost a starter a year ago but is also currently injured and it’s debatable what his role will be.
Some high-profile but unproven names — cornerback Domani Jackson, wide receiver Michael Jackson — are also out. Lincoln Riley said Domani Jackson could be back for the Rice game but he missed last year with a torn ACL at Mater Dei so who knows how far away he is right now.
Others out today included linebacker Chris Thompson, safety Briton Allen and wide receiver Kyle Ford.