USC Spring Camp: Practice Notes 3/14

Mar 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) is defended by cornerback Su’a Cravens

The Trojans assembled at Howard Jones Field for another edition of spring camp on Thursday, and took part in a spirited session under a sunny, Southern California sky. Today’s practice went a lot better than Tuesday, which was sluggish, according to head coach Lane Kiffin. The men of Troy had a bit of an audience, with appearances made by former Trojans and potential future ones alike.

Here are the quick hits from Thursday afternoon:

  • Newcomer Leon McQuay played safety today. Up until now, he had been practicing with the cornerbacks.
  • WR Darreus Rogers had a good practice today, as did LB Lamar Dawson. Kiffin even went so far as to say that his past five practices have been his best ever at USC.
  • Freshman Justin Davis also stood out today. He constantly kept him legs moving for extra yards, and is showing early that he has incredible hands.
  • Marqise Lee wore pads but again stayed in Muscle Beach for rehab. Max Wittek also sat out again; both of them sustained minor knee injuries on Saturday.
  • WR George Farmer went down on Thursday, having hurt his shoulder. He left practice early, but no assessment of the injury has been given.
  • RB Silas Redd also left practice early, with a knee injury. He left of his own will power, and the ding is not thought to be a serious one.
  • Max Browne had a much better showing Thursday than on Tuesday. He is looking to make up some ground in the starting QB battle, with Max Wittek sitting out with a slightly sprained MCL.
  • Kiffin said that TE Xavier Grimble was the Practice MVP.
  • Former Trojan linebacker Rey Maualuga came to view practice, as did St. John Bosco offensive lineman Damien Mama and Upland receiver Jeff Farrar.
  • The Trojans practice next on Saturday in the Coliseum, at 2 p.m. This practice is closed to the public.

    Topics: Football, Justin Davis, Lamar Dawson, USC Trojans

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