Isaiah Langley has been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules, and that game will be the season opener against Alabama, according to a report in the LA Times.
The Times story gave details about Langley’s arrest on the UCLA campus in May, where he was attending a fraternity party. Langley was asked to leave the party by responding UCLA officers and he refused, gave the wrong age and resisted arrest. He was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing, intoxication and resisting arrest.
From a football perspective the loss of Langley is not ideal but it shouldn’t hurt the Trojans too much against the Tide. You would obviously love to have every available corner when facing a defending national champion offense but Alabama isn’t a team that is likely to spread them out all day with four and five receiver sets. And that is where Langley would come in to play the most, because right now I see him as the #5 corner on the USC depth chart behind Adoree’, Biggie, Ajene Harris and Jackie Jones. Even though Jones is a true freshman who hasn’t taken a snap yet it’s obvious to see his skill on the practice field and it won’t take him long to make an impact.
That’s not to say Langley won’t be missed. He’s made some good strides this off-season and is going to be a solid contributor to the corner rotation when all is said and done. It just won’t happen against Alabama. That’s a tough lesson for Isaiah to learn to have to miss that one.