Clay Helton spent Wednesday’s practice finalizing the red zone game plan and continued to work on wet ball drills in anticipation for the weather on Friday. The team will do a walk through on Thursday morning and then fly to Utah Thursday afternoon. Adoree’ Jackson also spent some time on the offense in practice. Given Helton’s focus on creating a spark bringing in Adoree’ Jackson would certainly help create a spark.
One of the biggest critiques of the USC offensive coaches was their insistence on moving away from things that worked. In particular the Trojans did find some success using tight ends against Stanford but then moved away from it rather than forcing Stanford to stop it. Helton was explicitly asked why he moved away from using a two tight end sent that the offense found success with. Helton responded that they probably should have used the tight ends more, but then quickly countered with the drawbacks of using two tight ends is that it takes the slot receiver off the field.
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