USC left tackle Aundrey Walker says his inconsistent 2012 season is behind him and he's ready for fall camp to open. Walker spoke with FOX Sports NEXT about his offseason and the strides he's made to mature.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin announced Sunday evening that freshman Max Tuerk would start competing at left tackle this week alongside sophomore Aundrey Walker. Walker responded to Kiffin's decision after practice on Tuesday.
USC left tackle Aundrey Walker left practice on day two of fall camp with an undisclosed injury. Friday, Walker admitted to having a subluxed right shoulder, which is partial dislocation of the shoulder, and a sprained AC joint. He returned to full contact drills Friday.
Matt Barkley's blind side might have taken a big step toward stability Thursday with the return of 6-foot-6, 300-pound Aundrey Walker to practice.
Walker, a sophomore left tackle aiming to succeed first-round NFL draft pick Matt Kalil, had been sidelined for most of training camp because of injuries.
Freshman Max Tuerk and walk-on Nathan Guertler had worked in his spot.
The Trojans are now hitting the field for voluntary summer workouts. One of the most noticable changes this summer is the body of sophomore left tackle Aundrey Walker.
USC offensive lineman Aundrey Walker learned a lot as a freshman.
Perhaps his most important lesson was "that you can't be 350 (pounds) playing at the collegiate level."
With that in mind, Walker had to make a change.
He's now a shell of himself.
The USC Trojans' 6'6" 320-pound sophomore offensive lineman lost 63 pounds and is now...