After today’s scrimmage, Steve Sarkisian underwent a change of heart on letting offensive lineman Toa Lobendahn wear No. 55, which is reserved for linebackers.
“There was a miscommunication,” Sarkisian said. “I probably dropped the ball there. The reality is, it’s a great number.”
That pleased former linebacker Willie McGinest, who wore No. 55 and attended the scrimmage.
“That’s a linebackers’ number,” McGinest said. “That number means a lot. Of course it goes back to Junior Seau and everything he did. USC is all about tradition.”