Clay Helton said several players stood out on film against Cal: Linebacker Cam Smith, safety Marvell Tell, defensive lineman Christian Rector, cornerback Ykili Ross, tailback Stephen Carr and wide receiver Tyler Vaughns. Helton said the only injury was defensive tackle Josh Fatu’s sprained ankle. Ronald Jones “moved around a little bit” today but Helton had no timetable on Jones’ return.
Among weaknesses, Helton said the Trojans’ longest pass play was 19 yards. He said USC “”needs to do a better job hooking up deep.”
For several weeks, I’ve mentioned throwing deep was a team weak spot. Helton also mentioned not finishing drives, such as converting on fourth down.
Helton said he had not spoken to the team yet about the President Trump-NFL controversy but would this week. Helton said “obviously I’ve always been supportive of freedom of choice.”