has been the Trojans' best defensive lineman through camp.
Redshirt sophomore Averell Spicer
backs up Ellis, and has had a solid week of
practice of his own.
(right) works against Lawrence Jackson
says to freshman Christian Tupou
, "not this time kid"
The team's most consistent receiver to this point, Patrick Turner
after a catch.
wasn't really walking on air, it just seemed like it as fast as
he was moving after making this catch in the seam.
For all the attention the tailbacks get, it's been fullback Stanley Havili
has been USC
's best back this summer.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez
struggled a bit on Thursday and Friday, but he was
sharp during both practices on Saturday.
Sophomore running back Emmanuel Moody has looked impressive running the ball.
Junior Middle Linebacker Rey Maualuga is an All-American Candidate.
Freshman quarterback Aaron Corp got a lot of work Saturday afternoon and looked
comfortable in the role of USC quarterback.
There is a noticeable difference when David Buehler is kicking the ball as
opposed to anyone else on the team. The ball sounds different, and it explodes
off of his foot. Buehler will be a weapon on special teams for USC.
The hardest working, least recognized men and women on the field are the
football managers. They run from drill to drill lugging around equipment from
one field to the next. They bust their tails for USC football. If you ever get
to meet a USC manager, thank them for what they do, because they don't get near
the recognition from the media and fans for the contributions they make to the
Travon Patterson (pictured) will miss about a week of practice with a toe
injury. He swapped jerseys with Patrick Turner Saturday afternoon as Turner
showed support for his injured teammate.
In this next series of pictures, you'll get to see why Broderick Green can be
such a weapon with the ball in his hands. Here phenom linebacker Chris Galipo
has Green squared up for the hit.
Green lowers his shoulder in anticipation of the impact.
Green leaves Galipo on the ground to the amazement of the backup quarterbacks
in the background. Green was not in his full pads yet, so Galipo was not
allowed to take on the big running back low, he might next time, but regardless,
this may be a terrific battle to watch the next several years as these two big
freshman butt heads on a regular basis. Round 1 went to Green, but I wouldn't
count Galipo out for Round 2.
*Photos by Kevin Carden of SCPlaybook and Scott Kennedy of Scout.com
Scout.com and SCPlaybook were at both practices on Saturday to bring you some terrific images, including a monster collision between two star freshmen.
Check out Saturday's Photo Report which includes including a collision between two star freshmen.