This is what the end-zone suites at the Coliseum looked like today. Now you can see why the Sun Deck is so small. And why the band will be peering over those suites. AARP Bartner will need a really tall ladder if he doesn’t just stand in the bleachers.
Defensive tackle Leonard Williams did more in practice today than any time since being held out for his shoulder injury. Williams said he felt good and is on track to start against Fresno State.
Tailback Justin Davis, defensive end J.R. Tavai and offensive guard Damien Mama sprained ankles but Steve Sarkisian said they were not serious.
Freshman Adoree Jackson returned to practice today and played only defense. Steve Sarkisian said Jackson looked athletic but needed to work on his technique, which has essentially been the issue since camp started.
Linebacker Daelin Hayes, who is from Michigan, has transferred to St. Bonaventure in Ventura, where he will be teammates with another USC commit, quarterback Ricky Town. Hayes is rated a four-star linebacker by Rivals.com. Town was instrumental in the recruitment of Hayes.
Here’s Cody Kessler talking about almost suffering a knee injury during the Coliseum scrimmage. Video/Reid Silverman
Here is my first ballot for the Associated Press college foobtall preseason poll:
Former USC QB Mark Sanchez in two preseason games is 18 of 22 (81.8 percent) for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Matt Barkley’s had less success. Here’s a report card on each of their performances tonight.
Here’s a photo gallery from Friday’s USC practice. John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News