Okay, Trojans fans and college football fans in general, that day you have been waiting for is just one month away. Trojan players will report on Aug. 7, and Fall Camp begins Aug. 8.
All practices are open to the public and will be held on Howard Jones Field unless otherwise stated. Come on out and see how one of the finest staffs in college football prepares their players for a title run.
Times and locations are subject to change.
So, check back here at your USC page to note any changes that come up.
Aug. 8-Practice 3 p.m.
Aug. 9-Practice 3 p.m.
Aug. 10-Practice 3 p.m.
Aug. 11-Practice 3 p.m.
Aug. 12-Practice 3 p.m.
Aug. 13-Practice 9 a.m.; Practice 4 p.m. (two-a-day)
Aug. 14-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 15-Practice 9 a.m.; Practice 4 p.m. (two-a-day)
Aug. 16-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 17-Practice 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 18-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 19-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 20-Practice 9 a.m.; Practice 4 p.m. (two-a-day)
Aug. 21-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 22-Practice 9 a.m.; Practice 3 p.m. (two-a-day)
Aug. 24-OFF (First day of fall semester)
Aug. 25-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 26-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 27-Practice 4 p.m.
Aug. 28-Practice 4:15 p.m.
Aug. 29-Mock game at 12:30 p.m. (Coliseum)
Aug. 31-Practice 4 p.m. (Normal game week commences)
Sept. 1-Practice 4 p.m. (Competition Tuesday)
Sept. 2-Practice 4 p.m. (Turnover Wednesday)
Sept. 3-Practice 4 p.m. (No Repeat Thursday)
Sept. 4-Practice 4:15 p.m. (Review Friday-CLOSED to the public)
Sept. 5-USC vs. SAN JOSE STATE 12:30 p.m. (Coliseum)
And just so you know who is who out there on the practice field, here are the jersey numbers recently assigned to incoming freshman...
No. 1-WR Devon Flournoy (shared with CB T.J. Bryant; previously worn by WR Patrick Turner)
No. 4-DB Torin Harris (shared with TB Joe McKnight; previously worn by S Kevin Ellison)
No. 7-QB Matt Barkley (worn during Spring Practice 2009)
No. 7-DB T.J. McDonald (previously worn by CB Cary Harris)
No. 9-DB Byron Moore (shared with WR David Ausberry)
No. 10-LB Jarvis Jones (shared with FB D.J. Shoemate; previously worn by LB Brian Cushing)
No. 16-DE James Boyd (shared with QB Mitch Mustain)
No. 25-DB Patrick Hall
No. 29-DB Jawanza Starling (former freshman-year number of S Taylor Mays)
No. 36-FB Simione Vehikite (shared with DB Josh Pinkard)
No. 42-DE Devon Kennard
No. 43-LB Frankie Telfort (previously worn by LB Kaluka Maiava)
No. 48-K Jacob Harfman
No. 53-LB Marquis Simmons (shared with OL Jeff Byers)
No. 59-C John Martinez (shared with LB Dan Deckas)
No. 77-OL Kevin Graf
No. 81-DE Kevin Greene (shared with WR Spencer Vigoren)
No. 92-DL Hebron Fangupo
From the "You wonder why the NFL drafts so many Trojans" Department:
In a recent conditioning drill, all Trojan players had to run 24 (that's right, two dozen) 40-yard dashes in less than 15 minutes.
Here's how the drill breaks down.
The skill position players have to run all 24 in less than 5.5 seconds. The quarterbacks, tight ends, and linebackers have to run all of them in under six seconds. The linemen have to finish each one in less than 6.5 seconds.
And get this—they get only 20 seconds of rest tops between each sprint. That works out to less than 10 minutes (9.87) for the skill players.