USC’s Riley back, being dealt with for pneumonia

  • Paolo Uggetti, ESPNOct 25, 2023, 07:29 PM ET USC coach Lincoln Riley returned to practice Wednesday following a two-day lack as he continues to be dealt with for pneumonia, a USC representative said.Until Wednesday

    , Riley had actually been resting in your home on doctor’s orders and assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons had taken control of the head-coaching responsibilities. Riley, 40, likewise missed his weekly appearance on the internal YouTube show “Trojans Live” on Monday.Editor’s Picks

1 Associated Simmons has actually coached alongside Riley because 2015, when both started stints at Oklahoma. They both left the Sooners in 2021 to coach at USC.

“The guys have managed things in a quite professional method,” Simmons stated Tuesday. “This is Coach Riley’s group. … It’s not like he’s gone permanently.”

Simmons had actually balked at the concept that he would be calling plays during Saturday’s match versus Cal in Berkeley, and Riley’s return will relieve Simmons of head-coaching duties. It also indicates former Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will return to his function as offensive expert. During Riley’s absence, USC had actually worked with its compliance office to make Kingsbury a countable assistant coach who would be enabled on the field for games.USC, which

was ranked 6th in The Associated Press preseason survey and had College Football Playoff aspirations, is coming off back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Utah in the past two weeks. The Trojans head to Cal this upcoming weekend before hosting undefeated Washington the following week.

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