Tuesday was a short practice for the Trojans as they met for the 11th day of Fall Camp. Mounting injuries due to increased physicality and daily sessions have forced head coach Lane Kiffin to take the foot off the gas just a bit. He told the media that only 19 scholarship guys were fully available to practice on Tuesday; some practiced in a limited capacity while others sat out entirely.
In spite of that, it was a practice that still saw some notable action.
Only De’Von Flornoy and Victor Blackwell of the scholarship wide receivers practiced, as Marqise Lee is still listed as day-to-day from a bone bruise in his shoulder, and Nelson Agholor and Darreus Rogers nurse minor dings.
In the quarterbacks race, things have stalled a bit after Max Wittek seemed to be making a strong push to even things out. He threw a couple of picks in the last practice while Kessler did not, but Tuesday’s practice was a solid one for both young men. Kiffin said the theme for this season will be taking care of the football, and that both QBs did that well.
Kiffin also praised the left side of the offensive line for the togetherness and skill they have displayed thus far in camp.
Defensively, standout sophomore defensive end Leonard Williams only did individual drills and was limited from contact. Kiffin told the media that he isn’t worried about Williams and is pleased with his overall progression.
Wednesday brings more two-a-days for the Trojans, who are still practicing at Dedeaux Field. They will have practice at 8:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.