USC coach Shane Beamer said on his conference call with the media Sunday night that after seeing Georgia Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium, the Bulldogs look every bit as good as the team that won it all last season. As for his team, Beamer said the players are hurting from the lopsided nature of the loss and are anxious to return to practice Tuesday to work on the things that need improvement. Beamer said that while they coaches have to do a better job, they are putting the players in position to make plays. The players have to make those plays on offense and defense.
On the health front, Beamer said he’s expecting all the players who missed Saturday’s game, including WR Corey Rucker, to be able to play this Saturday night against Charlotte. And the two who left Saturday’s game with injuries, Devone Reed and Darius Rush, had positive tests today and he’s optimistic they’ll be able to play as well.