Highlights from Friday’s USC football practice
A brief look at the Trojans’ training-camp practice on Friday at Howard Jones-Brian Kennedy Field:
USC’s penultimate practice of training camp was a light walk-through, lasting almost 75 minutes, in advance of a live scrimmage Saturday morning at the Coliseum.
Redshirt freshman receiver Velus Jones was no longer wearing a boot on his left foot, but it is not certain if he will participate in the scrimmage on Saturday. Jones has missed the last three practices because of foot soreness. Tight end Josh Falo, who suffered a knee sprain earlier in camp, is no longer on crutches.
For the past week, USC has used the same starting offensive line, including Nico Falah at center, Chris Brown at left guard and Toa Lobendahn at left tackle.
USC’s players debuted new jerseys on Friday that they will wear for their future walk-through practices. The jerseys, cardinal for the offense and white for the defense, are sleeveless and tight-fitting.
Coach Clay Helton modeled the look in front of players the previous day.
“I walked in with one yesterday and said, what do y’all think?” Helton said. “I’m a little bit overweight for one of those type jerseys. They put it on, they look a lot better than me.”
Several players said they liked the uniforms.
BLOCKING OUT NOISE
At various points in camp, USC has piped in crowd nose, simulating potential road environments.
Quarterback Sam Darnold has said he worked on being louder. In short, he’ll raise his voice when calling an audible or directing players before the snap.
“In high school, games weren’t nearly as loud as some of the games we play in college,” Darnold said. “So I’ve definitely got to work on it. I’ve learned from Cody (Kessler) and Max (Browne) in that regard
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