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USC Scoop's Thursday Notes & Observations: Weekly Wrap Up With Clay Helton

November 12, 2020

On Thursdays, Clay Helton meets with the media to wrap up the week’s work as the team cleans up their mistakes preparing for their next opponent.   

There was not a whole lot of new information from the coach during his weekly wrap-up that has not already been covered this week, although on the injury front he did confirm Brett Neilon is “highly doubtful” and Brandon Pili will not play.

With USC traveling this week, the COVID concern is front and center so Helton reminds us that USC is using the biggest plane possible to help space players out and then goes into detail with how the team will handle their protocols on the road.

**The team will have a noon practice tomorrow[Friday] and then will fly to Arizona in the evening. After arriving they’ll shuffle the guys into their own rooms for their meal before they’re tucked away for the night.  The goal is to limit their time outside while on the road.

**No concern from Helton with Justin Dedich taking over for Brett Neilon because he such an “unselfish person.”   “Justin Dedich has consistently practiced like a starter and says there’s no doubt in his mind that the offense won’t skip a beat.”

**The two points of emphasis this week during practice were preparing USC’s offense to improve 3rd down efficiency, and on defense, Helton, points out handling the UA tempo and limiting their explosive plays on the perimeter.

Coach Orlando looking on Max Williams

More Mad Max

LB Ralen Goforth leads team during conditioning drills

More Ralen with Hufanga looking in

Nick Figueroa battles No.63(?) Damian Lopez

Marlon Tuipulotu(center) Drake Jackson(on left) & Goforth No.10

Markese Stepp all smiles with the ball “high & tight”

More smiles from Isaiah Pola-Mao with Drake Jackson masked up!

One More Smile from No.1 Gary Bryant, Jr. 

Coach Donte Williams teaching...No.13 Adonis Otey learning

Chris Steele 

Amon-Ra St. Brown

Bru McCoy “high & tight” Ball Security!

Just a big Andrew Vorhees

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