USC: Rebecca Soni
August, 21, 2012
By Pedro Moura | ESPNLosAngeles.com
LOS ANGELES -- Here are news and notes from Tuesday's practice that won't make it into our other coverage off the session:
Barkley to Woods improving
The Matt Barkley to Robert Woods connection that looked so polished and perfect last season hasn't looked as good this camp, but that's starting to change.
USC coach Lane Kiffin noted Tuesday -- without being asked about it -- that the pair appeared to be hitting on several cylinders in the day's practice. It was the second straight positive day for the two players after a subpar scrimmage on Sunday
"It seems to be on its way back," Kiffin said of Barkley and Woods' timing.
Of course, the main reason why the connection suffered in the first place was Woods' offseason struggle with his ankle injury, so the fact that he has been back on the field of late is almost assuredly why it has suddenly taken a turn for the better.
It's hard to be sharp when you're not on the field, basically.