Saturday scrimmage recap 

March, 31, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans held an open scrimmage today at the Coliseum in front of a gathering of USC fans anxious for their first look at the team this spring. Unfortunately, it wasn’t actually a true indication of what the team can or will look like in the fall.

Matt Barkley took part in the early position drills but did not participate in the scrimmage. The two starting wide receivers were not there -- Robert Woods is out for spring with an ankle injury while Marqise Lee is with the track team today -- and there were no scholarship tight ends or fullbacks available either.

That meant a fairly skeleton crew for the offense, which resulted in a pretty good day for the defense. It also meant a lot of work for backup quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek, both of whom will take any work they can get at this point in a practice setting.