Los Angeles — For now, it may have to be called a “cold” quarterback tournament at USC.
The Trojan is trying to decide who will start a quarterback against Oregon on Saturday, so it won’t continue to practice on Tuesday after a knee injury in a Washington victory last weekend. It was.
Junior Kedon Slovis, a Trojan horse starter from early 2019, was actually a full participant after leaving Roadwin with a neck injury.
Slobis postponed questions about the quarterback situation to interim head coach Donte Williams, who said he was concentrating on preparing for the next match.
“I’m not so focused on it,” Slovis said. “(Darts) is excited to get a great game. To be honest, that’s what we expect. He’s a great player, a great quarterback. He’s an all-autumn camp. And I look forward to him and what he did for our team. “
After Slovis’s first quarter injury, Dart joined the game, he looked like a real freshman, threw intercepts and fumbled on two of the first three drives.
However, when calm and adapted to the speed of the college game, the darts set a USC record with a 391-yard pass on their debut and achieved four touchdowns.
“He never blinked and it’s pretty impressive,” attack coordinator Graham Harrell said after practice on Tuesday. “Especially for true freshmen, if you join the game to join the game without knowing exactly how much you play, things don’t go well quickly and you don’t mind at all. It’s a competitor. He talks a lot about him as a player, as a person. “
And it also gave the USC something to think about. Dirt has increased the average number of yards per completion (8.5) from Slovis this season (6.1), but the percentage of passes is slightly higher (65.2% to 65%).
And perhaps more importantly, the USC attack recorded as many aggressive touchdowns (5) to Washington as the previous two games combined.
But if the dirt knees remain in the way, it doesn’t matter for the time being. Williams said Dart wants to return to practice on Wednesday, but if he can’t practice this week, an Oregon match will be decided.
The starter may seem like a difficult situation by default for Slovis, whose first team was All-Pac-12 last season. But his teammates said on Tuesday that he was handling the scrutiny well.
“Kedon is just Kedon,” said running back key-on-tie Ingram. “Kedon knows exactly what we need and how to adapt to the attack. He came today without sweating, just being Kedon. rice field.”
That’s Williams’ message to Slovis this week: staying himself. Williams said he was impressed with how Slovis threw the ball on Tuesday.
And if the dirt returns to practice on Wednesday or later this week, the USC will decide which quarterback gives the team the best chance to move forward.
“It’s always a goal, regardless of position or situation,” Harrell said. “I think (Slobis) understands that. I think he says the same thing. The great thing about sports and football is that they are always competing.”
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