The three backup quarterbacks are within four snaps of each other, which means no one is being favored yet during practices. Based on completion percentage, here are the current standings: 1. Cody Kessler; 2. Jesse Scroggins; 3. Max Wittek.
Because the field is slicker in the mornings, that could possibly increase the threat of injuries (just like not stretching). So Lane Kiffin said he is looking at placing a cover on the field in the fall to see if it keeps the field dry.
The defense dominated again with the reserve linebackers making big plays. Walk-on Will Andrew’s intercepted a pass in every practice while Dallas Kelley also intercepted a pass. I would not interpet that as a sign they will play in the fall, however. Tailback Curtis McNeal’s been a strong performer but must achieve a certain grade-point average to be eligible in the fall. Wide receiver De’von Flournoy’s got an injured hip while linebacker Dion Bailey underwent x-rays on his forearm, which were negative.
Kevin O’Neill is visiting Logan (Community) College in Illinois today watching prospects as he starts searching for potential roster replacements for Nikola Vucevic. USC might also look at taking a foreign post player.