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Thursday, April 1, 2010
Thursday practice report

By Pedro Moura

It's no April Fools' Joke. Just two practices into the spring slate, the Trojans are creating their own version of Survivor as a way to combat the monotony of spring practice — and by the looks of things, it was a success.

It was new special teams coordinator/associate head coach John Baxter's idea. He designated four tribal chiefs and held a Survivor Draft this week in team meetings. Then, he told the players to come onto Howard Jones Field for Thursday's practice waving their flags.

The "chiefs" are linebacker Michael Morgan, tight end Rhett Ellison, fullback Stanley Havili and running back Allen Bradford — and their antics set the tone for what would be another highly-energized practice for the Trojans.

A few other notes from practice:
Here's what Kiffin had to say about the Trojans' day on the field: