August 13, 2009

Practice Insider: Corp can still improve game

Things can't be easy for Aaron Corp right now.

He's watching a younger quarterback with a bigger arm take the first-team reps he earned during the spring. As Matt Barkley completes passes, Corp can't get out on the field to show what he's got.

But Jeremy Bates wants more from Corp right now. He wants USC's No. 1 guy to learn.

"Right now, I want Aaron to focus mentally. He has to sit back and take a mental rep," Bates said. "He has to play quarterback in his mind every play and go through the progressions. The meetings are really his practice. He has to be on it as far as the mental game goes. When he gets back, we're going to put him back in there, and we'll see where it's going."

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