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2021 USC Football Fall Camp Report #12: Fall Camp Ends With Coliseum Scrimmage

Aug 21, 2021

The Trojans rounded out fall camp with a scrimmage at the Coliseum Saturday.

  • USC head coach Clay Helton was pleased to see improvements from the first scrimmage, noting the competitive element that all players brought to the Coliseum.
  • Tahj Washington stood out, with Helton highlighting the difference in his performance between the first and second scrimmage. "Tahj really stepped forward and really showed himself as a guy that can be an every down guy."
  • Helton praised Drake Jackson's toughness throughout camp following his return. "He's made our tackles a lot better, I can tell you that iron sharpens iron and having him on the edge, Korey Foreman, Nick Figueroa, Hunter Echols, they've done a really nice job in this camp and have made us a lot better," said Helton.
  • Kenan Christon and Brandon Campbell both had "explosive runs" today, something that Helton was happy to see in addition to the pass game. "It was neat to get them in the action, it was good to see," Helton said.
  • With fall camp wrapping up, Kedon Slovis is set to start against San Jose State in two weeks. "He played like a vet today," Helton said. "He really stepped forward, from practice one to right now, he looks like he's getting really good chemistry with the wideouts."
  • Overall, the improvements that Helton has seen in the team's overall production has been a positive sign. "We were more in rhythm, and I thought our whole team, even special teams, looked a lot better today," he said. "I think our whole team took a step forward, and that's what you want from a good team."