Tyson Helton was not at practice and is not coaching the Cotton Bowl. Tee Martin said he expects to remain at USC as offensive coordinator. He said he was never interested in the offensive coordinator’s job at Tennessee.
Wide receiver Tyler Vaughns left practice with an injured shoulder. Ronald Jones tweaked his ankle as did wide receiver Velus Jones. Clay Helton did not sound optimistic about Porter Gustin (toe) playing in the Cotton Bowl.