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According to the LA Times, interim head coach Clay Helton has been implementing some changes for the Men of Troy, starting with player development. Redshirts and underclassman have received extra instruction during 45-minute workouts for the past three Mondays, with a focus of developing all team members, not just upperclassmen and starters.
Still not too many developments in the prognosis on JuJu Smith-Schuster's hand. The NCAA says the surgery was successful, but return time will depend on his tolerance for pain. Meanwhile, Fox Sports says that Smith-Schuster was seen on the sidelines at the end of practice Monday, supporting his team and wearing a cast.
However, ESPN points out that this latest round of injuries will lead to the need for some adjustments on the field. This weekend will most likely see USC adopting more of a ground game, in the face of its star wide receiver being sidelined.