The USC Trojans met for the fourth day of Fall Camp on Tuesday, and for the second day in a row, the offense has picked up production. Kiffin said it was another spirited day of practice. He lauded a few defensive standouts, and touched on a particular off-the-field situation that the university went public with earlier in the day.
Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s practice:
In the wake of Johnny Manziel’s autograph scandal, USC has made it known that wide receiver Marqise Lee–who was also in Miami signing autographs at the time Manziel was–violated no NCAA rules in the process. Kiffin elected not to elaborate more on the subject at practice, though it is clear the university is going out of its way to be transparent with the NCAA.
Four-star defensive end Dwayne Hendrix unofficially visited USC Tuesday and attended practice.
Silas Redd continues to be limited in practice, so in his place, Tre Madden and Justin Davis got the majority of first team reps.
Cody Kessler and Max Wittek got the majority of first team reps at QB, with Kessler having the better performance on the day. Wittek threw two interceptions.
At cornerback, veteran Torin Harris got reps with the first team. He has made a number of plays and shows to have improved since last season.
Kiffin spotlighted Devian Shelton at CB. He said Shelton has “a lot of skill” for being one of the team’s taller CBs.
Lamar Dawson recorded one of the Plays of the Day on Tuesday, a full extension interception of Max Wittek.
OT Aundrey Walker did not practice on Tuesday. He also left practice early Monday for unspecified reasons. Chad Wheeler and Max Tuerk played LT in his place.
LB Hayes Pullard returned to practice, having missed it on Monday for class and an undisclosed medical issue.
Anthony Sarao had the most physical performance of the linebackers, going hard in 11-on-11 drills.
USC resumes practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 3:15 p.m.
Topics:Cody Kessler, Fall Camp Featured, Football, Lamar Dawson, Marqise Lee, Max Wittek, USC Trojans
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