Nov 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Ed Orgeron celebrates with fans at the end of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Stanford 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Practice Notes: Orgeron Would "Run Through A Wall" For USC Players


Fresh off USC’s upset victory over Stanford, interim head coach Ed Orgeron had strong words after Tuesday’s practice to describe his feelings about the players who have given him a 5-1 record at the helm.

His words echo the sentiments used by players regarding his leadership in place of deposed head coach Lane Kiffin after beating Arizona. Following that October 10 victory over the Wildcats, Trojan quarterback Cody Kessler had high praise for Orgeron.

“You want a coach that you will freaking just go to war for every time. This man here to my right — I don’t only speak for myself, I speak for the whole team — we would go to war for this guy any day of the week,” Kessler said. “All of us would go to war and put our lives on the line for this man any day of the week.”

Orgeron also updated the injury status of several key players. Marqise Lee, who hurt his shin late against the Cardinal, and Leonard Williams, who played through a shoulder injury, are both probable for the Colorado game. Silas Redd, who missed the Stanford game entirely, is questionable.

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