Ivan Lewis comments on USC

By: Old Hickory Trojan

from WeAreSC:

On increased use of devices such as catapult technology in training “Catapult technology is a device that fits under the players pads and it has been a big part of what we’re doing lately because it measures so many data points that can help us do our job better. We may look at two players in a practice and think one guy is going harder than the other but the data can tell us different. It can help us monitor injuries, I was really worried about hamstrings this year because we couldn’t afford to lose anyone and we only had two hamstring issues the whole year.”

On winter workouts for the Trojans “One thing that stands out to me about the winter workouts so far is that we’ve got a group of sophomores and juniors who are leading things, that’s been great to see. We’ve got a lot of accountability to each other. That’s one of the things I remember from those USC teams when I was here before, it was the players who were policing things.”

On Sam Darnold in the Rose Bowl “There was a point in the third quarter where I was really going at a referee, just digging in on him for something that didn’t go our way, and Sam kind of grabs me on the shoulder and says “don’t worry coach, we’re gonna win”, so I just kind of said “all right, he’s got this”.”

On who was the strongest player on the team “Stevie Tu’ikolovatu by far. I’ve never seen anything like it. Porter Gustin has been crushing it lately.”

On Chuma Edoga “I haven’t seen a guy so motivated to be the starting left tackle.”

On Kenny Bigelow “Right now we’re looking at Kenny like he’s going to be the guy at nose tackle. He’s ready to go, strong, it’s his time.”

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