The Trojans practiced under a steady flow of rain on Friday morning on Cromwell Field, but it sure didn’t dampen their spirits. On the contrary, the team seemed to feed off the unfamiliar conditions.
“It was fun,” said quarterback Cody Kessler. “You could see, it was early in the morning, and everyone’s attitude could have been down or they could have been pouting about the rain, but they loved it. Guys were out here belly sliding around, and JuJu [Smith] was the first one out here dancing in the middle in the pouring rain, and that’s really cool — seeing these guys enjoy it. It’s something different.”