“I’m just trying to play my role,” he said. “I trust (the coaches). However much the coaches put me in (is fine).”
USC coach Steve Sarkisian said D.J. Morgan has retired from football and will now focus on track. Morgan battled knee and other injuries most of his career. He tore knee ligaments during his senior year at Taft High School.
UPDATED: Morgan said he is not retiring but taking a year off to get healthy for a possible professional career.
Did USC suffer a letdown last week or not? Coach Steve Sarkisian said practices were great last week and wants to fix execution issues during the bye week. Safety Su’a Cravens said there was a letdown.
“We let the glamor of being in the top 10 get to us and that didn’t last very long,” Cravens said. “The whole week we were off. We were lackadaisical and a little bit too nonchalant. We overlook (Boston College).”
“There were some glaring errors in the ball game. We just have to recognize them sooner.”
– USC coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday
Here’s an interview I did this afternoon on the AM 570 FnA podcast. Interview begins at the 49-minute mark here
USC’s pass defense is ranked No. 13 in the nation (96.2 yards) thanks to letting Boston College run at will.
Following the Boston College debable, USC rushing defense is ranked No. 116 in nation following, averaging 245.7 yards per game.