LOS ANGELES -- It was certainly something to see.
Linebacker Hayes Pullard walked onto Howard Jones Field towards the end of USC practice. He looked like the rest of his teammates in shoulder pads and shorts. However, he did away with the cleats for running shoes instead and wore a wrap on his left ankle.
Shortly after Pullard walked in, linebacker Dion Bailey strolled into practice with a USC baseball cap, jersey, shorts and his left arm in a sling.
Middle linebacker Lamar Dawson made an appearance earlier in the day with a boot on his right foot.
So as head coach Lane Kiffin put the team through late game situations at the end of Monday's practice, the Trojans had to do so without any first team linebackers.
The defense was asked to come up with a stop on 1st and 10 with two timeouts remaining. After fullback Soma Vainuku converted a 3rd and 1, the Trojans offense practiced their victory formation.
They looked good doing it, but if they're going to have a chance to do ...