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USC Football Fall Camp: Trojan Walk-Ons Give Up Scholarships

One of the shadier practices in college football (the conditional one-year scholarship to a walk-on) took place earlier today. Pedro Moura has more.

This was a possibility going into the season. The USC Trojans are short on scholarships because of NCAA sanctions, forcing them to hand out only 75 rather than 85 a season. It's quite possible that when Trojan players transferred out of the program and allowed opportunities for walk-ons to pick up their spots, those scholarships were given to walk-ons. But on one condition: They were one-year scholarships. They would serve as placeholders until talent replenished the Trojan ranks.

Still, it's a bit distressing to see a group of college football players give up scholarships they probably worked really hard to earn.

Other news from USC's afternoon practice courtesy of Michael Lev.

  • Offensive guard Kevin Graf has returned to practice. Running back D.J. Morgan also saw action.
  • Quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods are starting to connect at a fast rate.
  • The offense got the better of defense in practice for the second day in a row.

Talk about USC football fall camp with Trojan fans over at Conquest Chronicles. Hit up the SB Nation college football hub for more comprehensive NCAA pigskin coverage.