The Trojans will take the next two days off before returning to the practice field on Tuesday for the final week of Holiday Bowl preparations.
- Today's practice mirrored a typical Thursday on a game week, and head coach Steve Sarkisian was happy with the team's "execution" today, saying, "We would be ready to play if the game were this week."
- Like Fall Camp, the injured players work out on the side during bowl practice in what the team calls "Muscle Beach." Seeing physical specimens like RB Tre Madden, OLB Jabari Ruffin, DL Kenny Bigelow, LB Lamar Dawson and OL Chad Wheeler in that area is a positive reminder of the influx of talent on next year's roster to go along with a 25-man recruiting class. "It's going to be exciting to get them back," said Sarkisian. "We're moving in the right direction from a roster standpoint."
- Here is Sarkisian after practice speaking with the media...