LOS ANGELES -- There was plenty of talk surrounding Marqise Lee and his impactful return in USCs scrimmage at the Coliseum over the weekend.
However, there is a down side to all of that success.
Lees big numbers came at the expense of the USC secondary.
Theres always a good and bad side to all practices when youre going against yourself, USC coach Lane Kiffin said. Were giving up too many explosive plays on defense, especially in the passing game.
Weve got a lot of issues at corner right now and were going to have to really figure that out.
Lee and fellow receiver Nelson Agholor combined for 16 receptions, 292 yards and four touchdowns against thesecondary. The quarterback Maxs, Browne and Wittek, combined for just four incompletions. Factor in Cody Kessler, and thequarterbacks completed 71 percent of their passes.
The issues with the secondary are two-fold. First, there are significant injuries -- safety Dion Bailey is sidelined for the entire spring and top recruit Sua ...