Lane Kiffin gave his team the day off on Thursday. It will be their first of two off days in three days during the bye week.
As the Trojans go through the bye, Kiffin's two most glaring concerns have been eased.
First and foremost was depth at running back. That problem disappeared when Silas Redd showed up from Penn State.
The one-two punch of Curtis McNeal and Redd showed just how dynamic they can be in the win against Cal last week, leading the charge for a season-high 296 rushing yards. McNeal finished with 10 carries and 115 yards, while Redd had 21 carries for 159 yards and a touchdown. It was a welcome sight considering what the running game produced in the previous three games.
"I would say the (biggest) disappointment would be, prior to the last game, our run game," Kiffin said, "and when we need to, to be able to dominate people up front and we were able to do that last week so hopefully we can continue that."
After Redd announced he would be a Trojan, Kiffin's f...