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Colorado Wednesday: Notes

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Written by USC blog contributor, Andie Hagemann

The Trojans endured the warm weather Wednesday morning as they continued preparations for Colorado.

  • Wednesday's practice, like Tuesday's, proved to be physical and high intensity. The Trojans are trying to get back to their usual practice schedule as the bye week and Utah game switched up the Trojans' usual routine. "We are trying to get into a routine of having normal Saturday games for the next six weeks," Kiffin said. "it feels good to be on a normal schedule."
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  • After spending the bulk of the first half of the season on the road, the team is excited to play the next five of six games in Los Angeles. Senior safety T.J. McDonald believes that playing at home definitely gives the Trojans an advantage. "It's always good to play at home in front of your crowd," McDonald said. "We know that it will be electric out there and the energy will pick us up. If it is a later game, it is always good to have the motivation from our fans because they are the twelfth man on the field."
  • Kiffin praised true freshman defensive lineman Leonard Williams for his play thus far. "He is a big, physical and strong player that has only been here for two or three months and has made a huge impact," Kiffin said. "He played his best game last week and continues to improve."
  • Though USC enters the contest with Colorado as a heavy favorite, McDonald believes that the Buffs should not be overlooked. "They have some taller receivers and the running game is not too bad," McDonald said. "You can never underestimate any opponent. We look at all teams the same and try to improve each week."
  • With a formidable schedule ahead in the second half of the season, remaining focused will be the Trojans' biggest task. "We are creating good habits and making sure we are still paying attention," McDonald said. "For us, it's making sure we stay humble, stay hungry and keep trying to get better by improving all details of our game."
  • Here is Kiffin's post practice presser...

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