More notes from Lou's press conference verbatim plus notes from a couple of the players worth…
09/02 USC Football Notes and Quotes
* During the indoor practice session, a pair of players - nose tackle Natron Scott and wide receiver Andre Hemphill both suffered ankle sprains. They will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
* Comments from Head coach Lou Holtz: "I thought our players responded well today in practice. We had some disruptions due to the weather, but their intensity was good and their focus was sharp. Virginia poses a lot of problems for us. I'm not sure if we can move the ball against their defense. We will have to play a flawless game on both sides of the ball."
* Coach Holtz said that freshman wide receiver Noah Whiteside has the ability to help the team right now, but still needs to get the different coverages down. "Noah is talented enough to contribute right now, but he needs to get the mental part of the game down."
* Offensive lineman Jeff Barnes learned Tuesday that his father, William, had suffered a stroke on Monday and was hospitalized near their home in Newnan, Ga.
* Deep snapper Ike Crofoot has an interesting neighbor back home in Orlando, Fla. -- none other than Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers. "Shaq used to throw ball with me and my brothers when we were younger," said Crofoot. "He's really a cool guy and fun to be around."
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