USC Morning Buzz: Practices Are Going To Be Cracking

Lincoln Riley described his game-week practice schedule and it’s not all that different than what Pete Carroll did at USC.

That will please USC fans, who hated Clay Helton’s less-strenuous schedule.

You know who else might not like that practice schedule? Some of the players. LenDale White used to say he sometimes missed Tuesday practices because he didn’t want to get hurt. Keyshawn Johnson famously missed Tuesdays at USC too.

Wide receiver Patrick Turner was poised for a big season in 2007 after Dwayne Jarrett turned pro, but the Tuesday before the season-opener vs. Idaho, linebacker Rey Maualuga delivered a jarring blow that could be heard all over Howard Jones Field.

Turner said he felt “thunder” inside his helmet. He suffered a pinched nerve in his shoulder and the effects were never really disclosed. The incident was widely portrayed as a testament to Maualuga’s hard-hitting, but Turner paid the price.

“He said he didn’t have full feeling in his shoulder until after the season was over,” said former USC defensive end Kyle Moore.

  • Here’s what Riley said Monday night:

“Tuesday and Wednesday is a game to us. We’re going to hit, we’re going to tackle, we’re going to play very physical on both sides, we’re going to have a lot of competitive periods, we’re going to do some scout team work, we’re always going to get in a lot of good on good work during those days. I think you have to have it.

“And then Thursday, Friday we start to back off and it becomes a little bit more mental. The key for us is you don’t save up for the game. You’re doing everything you can to get your body ready to practice on Tuesday, get your body ready to practice on Wednesday.

“And then there’s going to be a time where you let these bodies heal, you let them get their legs back underneath them, you continue the mental preparation and you go ready to let it all loose on Saturday.”

71 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Practices Are Going To Be Cracking

  1. Football is a tough game. Nobody is forcing these kids to come out for the football team. If they think that the practices are too tough, there’s always the badmitton team.

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    1. EXACTLY
      IF YOU DONT PRACTICE YOU DONT PLAY

      AND IT WAS ONE HELLUVA LOT HARDER SEVENTY YEARS AGO

      WE PLAYED BOTH WAYS IN THOSE DAYS AND WE LOVED IT

      QUARTERBACKS RECEIVERS AND RUNNING BACKS PLAYED PASS DEFENSE AND YOU HAD TO BE GOOD AT BOTH TO PLAY
      AND YOU GOT GOOD THRU HARD PRACTICES
      PERIOD

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      1. George,
        The biggest difference from 70 years ago is size and speed. The players today are giants and much more athletic. If you tried to play both ways now you would just run out of steam and be manhandled.

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      2. ..Not if BOTH teams were doing it….they’d BOTH be gassed by the second quarter……
        #LotsOfDelayOfGamePenalties[&NoScoring]InSecondHalf

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    2. parcelman : “If they think that the practices are too tough”,

      What players are saying practices are too tough. Details? Is there some practice conspiracy going on? You seem to know something we don’t.

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      1. Maybe I misunderstood the Wolfman but I’m just reacting to what he seemed to imply. But NO, I don’t have any inside sources. I wish I did. There are a lot of questions I would have been asking since PC left.

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      1. FUCKING YOU…..YOU FUCKING LOW-LIFE SACK OF SHIT….WHAT FUCKING WORTHLESS SCUM WOULD MOCK A WOMAN WHO WAS DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES? YOU FUCKING PARADE AROUND HERE LIKE SOME FUCKING TOUGH GUY WITH A CUNT BETWEEN THE LEGS. YOU CLAIM TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO “HAND ME MY ASS”. YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A SENILE LIMP-DICK PUSSY, WHO HIDES BEHIND THE KEYBOARD, POKES THE BEAR, AND RETREATS TO THE HOLE.

        LETS FUCKING MEET UP AND I’ll SHOW YOU WHAT SOFT LOOKS LIKE. BEFORE OR AFTER A GAME AT “COLI”…. YOUR CALL.

        GO AHEAD, REPLY WITH SOME TOUGH-TALK, WHEN YOU ACTUALLY HAVE THE VOICE OF A COWARD.

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      2. a) never mocked anyone. merely stated a FACT, that young people are much softer than young people used to be. she loves to make shit up.

        b) who’s the one who constantly suggests meeting up to play tough guy all because someone made her cry with something they posted?! HER!

        her hypocrisy is hilarious!

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      3. slo troll: “never mocked anyone. merely stated a FACT, that young people are much softer than young people used to be. she loves to make shit up.”

        You fucking stupid troll, stating someone is “soft” either today, yesterday or 50 years ago is an “opinion”….. not a fucking “FACT”…..

        sounds like you’re making shit up!

        pussy will not meet up with me….just want to have a beer and talk football

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      4. Gabby/pudly is soft, she has mental health issues as you can see.

        She’s two seconds away from having the men in white coats go and take her back to Patton Mental Hospital in San Bernardino

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    1. Go on the internet and look for the nearest rocket port and take the first rocket to the moon. Maybe you’ll find “easy street” there. You won’t find it on this planet. Here on earth the reality is….”if it ain’t one thing, it’s another”.

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  2. ugh,i aint reely evr plaid fotbal but if theese playurs dont pracktiss hard and risck injurey than thay iz cheetin me and be a bunsche of loosers, smdh

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    1. HEY ED
      YOU ARE WAY TOO MODEST
      I KNOW YOU WERE ALL AMERICAN BACK IN THE DAY
      MISSUS ED MARRIED A STAR

      AND YOU KNOW WHAT ED
      YOURE STILL A FIVE STAR IN OUR BOOK !!

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      1. thk u john, I was a bad mudder fker. the misus is jiggling me balls while I eat mi breakfast so I tlk 2 u later . I come by ur home later so I can give yo nice reach around on u peenus..0k

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    2. Eddie Boy
      You never played football? I thought you were a star QB at Podunk Corner University when you were young.

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  3. The main reason Jordan Addison isn’t happy, he feels he’s too good to have to practice.

    Riley said, “You don’t practice you don’t play”. No one seriously thinks he’s going to hold Addison to that, but apparently Riley has given him shit for it,

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    1. Hold on here! We all know .you were recently promoted to apprentice- waterboy. And now you’re eavesdropping on conversations between Riley and Addison. Dude, that’s one unique skillset. …..Feel special!

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      1. You and pudly still battling it out for head cocksucker I hear. You go girl!

        Even though you’re one and the same

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      2. tebow — To paraphrase from The Princess Bride, “never get in a land war with China, never get in a pissing contest with Gabby”…..

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      3. But since people opted for weakness, MG, that will be happening soon. Crybaby claims DT got played, but it’s under Dementia Man that Russia & China are doing as they please. People with any sense see this and don’t try to deny it.

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      4. Dude, go get educated, I can’t do it for you. Trump cowered down to Xi and did nothing regarding his claims China sent us the covid virus.

        Please, thank Biden for his generosity in providing aid, that has killed or injured 80k Russian soldiers. Biden is indirectly kicking Putin’s ass

        Slo troll, you’re a true simpleton, and debunking you is no different than taking candy from a baby

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      5. once again dipshit…..get educated, I can’t do it for you….. go review the rules of engagement regarding the NATO treaties. (debunked again)

        When you reference “weakness” look in the mirror

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      6. Gabby you are more hysterical than a teenage girl. Maybe we should be calling you Gabbette. You need to get a grip.

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      7. Hey, toe-head….. referring to me as “Gabbette” will be perceived as a badge of honor. I once knew a fine fine woman by that name. Best piece of pussy ever!

        Speaking of “grip”….. the goats with a ribbon around their tail, are the kickers….. grip it and rip it…..no shame!

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    2. Excellent. Glad that is settled, Gabbette. I will order some pink doilies for with your name on it–for your tea parties.

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      1. can you up your level of wit…..you sound like a 10-year-old…..serious!

        Your voice might have changed, but the breath still smells the same

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      2. Well I do declare…someone, quick, grab the smelling salts. I believe Miss Gabbette is about to faint.

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    1. Your girl AOC has a shortcut. Pour on the charm and you’re good to go. Don’t bother asking with a woman over 50, we see right through your crap and won’t share unless there is something in it for us.

      Andy Rooney had it right.

      By the way, the bit about women over 50 refers only to cisgender females. To the best of my knowledge data about the gullibility of the rest of the other people who identify as female is not available.

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      1. So, you identfy as female, or does it depend on what side of the bed you get up from….asking for so cal!

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      2. Speaking of “fudge”… it’s interesting how the Shar Pei refuses to change your Depend for hours at a time, while you marinate in feces and pound the keyboard like a tough guy…

        It’s criminal her behavior, but it seems so so right

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      3. it’s no worse than Jill’s elder abuse.

        gotta put him out there or else hunter won’t be able to peddle the family name around the globe!

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      4. So, marinating in the same Depend for extended periods is not “elder abuse” from your wife….

        #CONFUSED

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    1. Turner,
      My suggestion is don’t use herm edwards as a roll model.
      Refer back to his days at Cal with his buddy Isaac Curtis and the current black cloud hanging over AZ St recruiting mess. I E. Running track and forgetting to tell coach he had flunked out and the other team checked and .. .oh well

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      1. Yes, a bit of rain may be coming Herm’s way…but he’s a hell of a motivator and, before heaven & earth came down on his recruiting practices, he was a hell of a coach……
        #Players&StaffLovedHim…..
        #[SomethingSark&HeltonNeverExperienceForEvenOneSecond]

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  4. Part 2 You Play To Win The Game. BLVD VS. STUDENT BODY RIGHT. 1. SBR must use it’s 501 C status to donate all of it’s donations to the offensive and defensive lines, make your mark by combining resources to make our NIL the best in the country. Don’t make us in non compliance within the new rules which will be in place by 2024, if the villain we know as the NON COLLUSION AMATEUR ASSOCIATION (NCAA)

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  5. Let’s see here!…. you just had to mention Ceasar, the man who treated you like a step-brother, and White and Johson are losers in a roundabout way. Turner is soft and Ray-Ray plays dirty. The story wouldn’t be complete without throwing Helton under the bus.

    I’m surprised you didn’t bring up Jarrett’s short-lived, underachieving NFL career. The Moore comment is questionable.

    About 60% of your comments had nothing to do with the title of your blog post. You earn the ridicule

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      1. Gabby — I think maybe you should make the **Johnson** reply into a regular feature of this blog….. we need more women following along….

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  6. It’s predicted to be 99 degrees on Saturday at the coliseum. The only people acclimated to that kind of weather will be the team and hot tar roofers. I can’t go.
    I gotta barrow my brother in-law’s password for PAC 12 channel because I ain’t paying for a year just to watch 2 games.

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  7. A team cannot play any harder than they practice. If these guys are working that hard the bumps and bruises will shine like hero medals. The post game should be a lot of fun around USC this week.

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    1. veg: “A team cannot play any harder than they practice.”

      Does that have the same meaning as….”you play like you practice”?

      just asking for a friend

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  8. Alex Leatherwood was cut by the Raiders today. Overrated in college and exposed in the pros. But did he get paid to stay at Alabama?

    Donald Trump didn’t have any courage to confront Putin when 206 Wagner soldiers attacked US personnel in Syria or when the FSB paid off the Taliban to shoot American servicemen. Silence from the right.

    Joe Biden will pardon his “Billy Carter” ass son for his criminal conduct. Silence from the left.

    Thank God for some college football to ignore the silliness.

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    1. slo cal claims, trump had the biggest balls of any president to ever walk the face of the earth…. slo cal is a lost sheep with incontinence issues

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  9. This a.m. on Dan Patrick’s Show the skinny is Urban Meyer wants to return to college ranks as a coach again. The target is NE and the reason is Scott Frost’s continuing inability to ‘close’ victories. Then it was bookended by alluding to AZ St. as the other ‘landing’.

    Regardless of the horrific heat in Tempe Meyer isn’t going there i.e. the Pac 12 is in true ‘freefall’ while the Big 10 is on the ascendancy.

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