Etiwanda point guard Jordan McLaughlin, who signed with USC last November, said he will try to play Friday despite being told he would require surgery for a torn labrum in his shoulder. McLaughlin will wear a special brace on his shoulder.
Quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake High School was offered a scholarship today. He is a Class of 2016 graduate. Henry is only 6-1 but considered athletic. Remember I mentioned yesterday about the consternation within the program over the lack of athleticism at quarterback.
Quarterback Ricky Town also attended practice. Now he might have Henry pushing him during his second year.
USC ran 120 plays in its 1 hour, 45 minute practice. That is a much faster pace than in previous years as Steve Sarkisian runs a no-huddle offense. The quarterback highlights were Max Browne’s 30-yard TD pass over the middle to walk-on George Katribe over two defenders and Jalen Greene’s rollout and completion to tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick in traffic.
Steve Sarkisian told me tonight that no one, including Adoree Jackson, will wear No. 5 next season.
“That’s not gonna happen,” Sarkisian said.
Jackson’s said he wants to wear No. 5 next season. We will see if he can persuade Sarkisian to change his mind.
Former USC assistant coach James Cregg was hired as an offensive line assistant by the Denver Broncos. He was at USC since 2010 but coached tight ends and assisted Mike Summers with the offensive line last season.
There’s been comments on twitter today about Max Tuerk practicing at center today. I’m not sure why this is news. Tuerk practiced center the previous two seasons and is the only candidate with game experience. So of course he will practice there. As will Toa Lobendahn and Khaliel Rodgers.
Maybe this is just a case where if something gets mentioned on ESPN, it is suddenly news.
Former USC tailback Dillon Baxter is getting ready to work out for NFL teams. In this San Diego Union-Tribune article, he says while at USC, he accepted a free trip to Fiji from fellow student, Teague Egan, the certified agent who gave him the famous golf cart ride that led to a suspension.