The moans and groans could be heard well outside the “Proving Grounds” Tuesday afternoon, with USC players running sprint after sprint to end practice.
Head ball coach Steve Spurrier and defensive coordinator/safeties coach Lorenzo Ward acknowledged mistakes from the game, but also agreed that a hard practice was necessary to wake these players up. Spurrier even went on to say: “I’m not convinced losing hurts these guys much, or else they’d play better. They would really play their assignments and play better. That’s the only reason I know. They’re either not smart enough to play or losing doesn’t hurt.”
USC lost their first game of the season Saturday at Auburn, and now have two weeks to recover before facing the reigning national champion and still #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.