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The Trojans had their second day of preparation on Tuesday morning for their impending clash with the Oregon Ducks. Players spoke about the penalties plaguing USC, while Coach Kiffin once again remained mum on situation at left tackle. Overall it was a good practice, with the coaches liking the kind of energy they are seeing from the team after a crushing collapse at Arizona.
Here’s Tuesday’s rundown:
Kiffin said no decisions at LT. Both have played well but now have a real test against Oregon’s tougher pass rush. Aundrey Walker, who did not travel to Arizona, did practice on Tuesday./li>
About the egregious amount of penalties USC has committed, Kiffin said: “It’s not a street fight. It’s a game. There are rules within it.” USC is last nationally in penalties per game.
The head coach also said Pac-12 officials generally call games “tighter.”
Likewise, LB Dion Bailey said it was “disgusting” to watch the compilation of penalties USC has committed this season by way of a video Kiffin made for the team. “We have a reputation of being a nasty bunch. We’re making mistakes…and the refs aren’t cutting us any slack,” he said. Additionally, S T.J. McDonald apologize for those he committed against U of A, both of which allowed the Wildcats to score.
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