The USC Trojans came out in helmets and shorts on Friday and took part in a practice session that head coach Steve Sarkisian said mirrored what the team's Thursday workouts will look like during the season.
LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans held their final scrimmage of fall camp on Wednesday at the Coliseum and if you were waiting on a resolution to the quarterback battle, be prepared to wait a little longer.
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Name two off-the-radar players -- one on offense and one on defense -- who could rise up and play larger-than-expected roles in 2013. Garry Paskwietz TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick: Sure, the Trojans already have a pretty good pair of co-starters in Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer, who will likely get the bulk of action at tight end.
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The Trojans hit Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field one last time on Thursday before they take part in the team's spring game on Saturday in the Coliseum. Donning shorts and helmets, the practice was the least physical of the last four and a half weeks -- a fact not surprising considering a total of 20 players have been ruled out for Saturday's contest including Randall Telfer, Antwaun Woods, De'Von Flournoy and Jabari Ruffin -- all suffering injuries within the last week.
The Trojans are now in the final stretch of spring ball with just over a week of practice remaining on the schedule. As injuries continue to mount and position battles rage on, here's how a potential depth chart just might look if one were released today.
After a week away from action, the Trojans hit Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field on Tuesday as the spring slate of practices officially picked back up again. With a number of players coming off injuries trickling back into the rotation, not to mention some interesting position changes, there was plenty of movement up and down the lineup.
The Trojans returned to the spring practice field on Tuesday with a full pads session that was dominated by the defense, particularly the front seven. It's been a familiar theme of spring to see the defense playing well, and that's a sign that the players are picking up on the schemes being installed by new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
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