Tuesday practice report 

March, 20, 2012
Not many college football teams can raid the linebacker meeting room for tailback help, but Tre Madden proved Tuesday that the USC Trojans have that versatility in stock. After standing out at outside linebacker during the first full pads practice of spring, Madden donned a cardinal jersey on Tuesday, making the move to tailback.

"Having a week to sit around and think about what our team needs, this is a time to try it," said head coach Lane Kiffin.

Kiffin acknowledged that the experiment could end shortly and Madden would be on his way back to strongside linebacker, but he also gave several reasons supporting a possible permanent move.