USC vs. USC vs. USC (USC Spring Game)
April 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: (Attendance Not Announced)
Total Time: Approximately 1 hours 40 minutes
Renovations have already started at the Coliseum, as you can see from the picture above. Honestly, it looked like a dilapidated structure that you’d find in Pripyat or some other torn up place.
You know what you won’t find in Pripyat though? Great weather! I still got sunburned though…Between that and a condensed and non-game format, you don’t need to feel too bad if you missed it.
You know, maybe they didn’t want to keep score after tearing down a scoreboard.
Below are some observations…pretty much all from offense. Sorry if that offends the defensive-minded folks.
- Sam Darnold still looks sharp on his passes. During drills, he managed to throw some perfect deep balls between the coverage
- Jack Sears is deceptively fast and has the instincts to know when to slide on a scramble. I have gained more confidence in him as Darnold’s backup
- Matt Fink improved a lot since last spring, but still throws late across the middle with regularity. Strangely enough, this issue seems to be less noticeable on left-breaking routes.
- Tyler Vaughns was clearly favored receiver amongst the quarterbacks, but did not make the most out of his numerous targets. He also needs to tie his shoes.
- Velus Jones broke off a 30+ yard run on a reverse
- The redshirt freshman, Vavae Malepeai, looked excellent out there. He could find the holes to run through, good lateral speed and finished runs with force.
- Ronald Jones caught some passes out of the backfield. That’s a good sign for his continued development.
- Jake Olsen got to snap for a field goal.
- Exiting seniors and juniors got their Rose Bowl rings.
The spring poster for this season looks fairly generic compared to some previous ones.
Misleading Stat of the Week: Velus Jones had more yards in one play than Jack Searsdid from passing the entire ‘game.’