USC legends attend practice; Keyshawn Johnson gives inspiring speech

Keyshawn Johnson celebrates USC's 1996 Rose Bowl victory.
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USC has had a tumultuous week, to say the least. But under interim head coach Clay Helton, the direction of the program appears positive.

According to FS1’s Lindsey Thiry, former USC players at practice today included Keyshawn Johnson, Keith Rivers, Willie McGinest, Lawrence Jackson and Chris Clairborne. ESPN.com adds that Jeff Byers was on hand at practice as well. Helton gave a motivational speech to his team (watch here) and Johnson showed his support for the interim coach.

"It’s your opportunity to make [Helton] the head coach," said Johnson. "It’s your opportunity. And it starts Saturday." 

(h/t Lindsey Thiry)

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