The USC coaching staff is hitting the recruiting trail tonight after a fast-paced practice.
- The Trojans practiced at breakneck speed for about 45 minutes. Ed Orgeron split the field up 1s vs. 1s and 2s vs. 2s, so the whole team could play simultaneously. The strategy, which was typical of Pete Carroll in his USC days, maximizes efficiency.
- Orgeron would like to change the pace within the offense as well, but he is not sure the team will be ready to go uptempo for the Arizona game.
- On the injury front, RB Justin Davis' ankle sprain was not as bad as first thought, Orgeron updated. Lee and company continue to rehab.
- Silas Redd is "fired up" according to the head coach. He is still on track to debut on Thursday.
- After practice, Orgeron and his assistants are planning on blanketing Los Angeles in an effort to reclaim recruiting supremacy at home. "We're going back into the mold that we need to really be visible in the city of Los Angeles," said Orgeron. "These guys from southern California always want to go to USC regardless of the situation. This is still a powerful, powerful place."
- While Orgeron understands that the Trojans have positions of need, he is looking for "the 19 best players available" in this class.
- The Trojans return to the practice field Sunday. Here is Orgeron: