Energy, talent, injury news, mark USC's first day of spring ball

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    Scary how thin OL is. Hope there is a couple of freshmen who pick things up fast.
     
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    Jonah Monheim was in attendance today. He might be the best bet as the quickest impact guy.
     
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    Wolfe caught a TD pass up the seam??? So good to read that, darn near brought a tear to my eye!!!
     
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    When is the first practice with pads? I think we are all anxious to see if it's actually going to be physical with game style tackling.
     
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    Saturday will be the first practice with pads, then all Tuesdays and Saturdays after that. Helton said that on days when they tackle, the team portions will be live. NCAA rules limit both how many days you can tackle and how much time during that practice you can tackle. So even when they're in full pads and tackling, they can't do it for the entire practice. I believe the rule is that you can't even tackle for half the practice.
     
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    Going to have a little photo gallery from practice posted in a bit. We aren't able to take photos after the first 20 minutes, which is basically stretching, so there aren't any action shots. But yes, Ford is physically impressive.
     
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    Somehow most posters will find a way to blame Helton for the NCAA rules in tackling
     
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    Erik, your reports are outstanding! Good stuff!
     
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    So nice to read about the new disciple and energy from the new defensive staff.
     
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    True, the rules are the same for live tackling but it's the frequency of live tackling where I believe the problem is at. That's where Helton's been pulling back on the reins. Suppose you are allowed one hour of live tackling: This doesn't mean there is a "tackling count" within that allotted hour. Up the frequency and intensity of tackling within the allotted hour and tackling efficiency should improve. However, this is where I believe the Catapult player monitoring system prevents players from full exertion and getting the most out of full impact tackling within that hour - a few big hits and off to the sideline he goes. Bad tackling isn't just a USC issue, it might be becoming a college football issue. I don't have those numbers but not tackling to the ground and running a fast-paced, full intensity tackling drills may be the common denominator. Obviously, I'm not taking into account the rule-breaking coaches out there. That's another issue.
     
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    I commented on your photo post. Indeed, Ford looks like he's been busy off the field (rightfully so when you're not playing), but most other players did not look so impressive. Ford/McCoy/Solo/Chase were impressive. Stepp looks like he got softer, and Carr also looks softer than last pre-season.

    Body fat % does not a player make, but if we're expecting to be impressed by photos to account for Ausmus' program, I'm not impressed by those photos.
     
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    Maybe practice can resume in April or May.
     
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    Hope so
     

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