USC will sport a different sartorial look this season, Coach Lane Kiffin saying Friday his team would wear black socks for home games instead of traditional white.
The Trojans already look different in practice, but it has nothing to do with uniforms.
It's about the number of players.
After a spring that featured the absences of multiple starters and key reserves because of injuries or other issues, Kiffin and his staff have 102 players in training camp, and nearly all of them are active.
"It's great to be back," said senior linebacker Shane Horton, who sat out spring practice after hip surgery.
"It made me more hungry," said sophomore cornerback Torin Harris, who said he is completely recovered from shoulder surgery.
The second day of workouts was not quite as crisp or energetic as the first, but the usually low-key Kiffin sounded uncharacteristically excited about the added depth. It was a stark contrast to the spring, when the Trojans often did not have enough players to scrimmage effectively.
"As much as you try to stay positive, it was discouraging," Kiffin said. "We were coaching a number of people that are never going to play Division I college football."