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Thursday, January 19, 2012
WeAreSC links: Tailbacks in short supply

By ESPN.com staff

Garry Paskwietz Insider: Tailback U is having issues finding tailbacks to fill out its roster, and the dearth of talent at that position in Southern California is a big reason why.

Erik McKinney Insider: To get a recruit to commit, selling mom and dad is as important as selling the player, as evidenced by the cases of Ellis McCarthy and Kevon Seymour.

Kyle Williams Insider: Curtis McNeal didn't emerge as USC's go-to tailback because of his speed or strength. His patience and ability to read blocks had just as much to do with it.

More Recruiting Insider: Analysis of the final update of the ESPNU 150 from a USC recruiting perspective.

Weekly Roundtable: The WeAreSC panel recollects the heartbreaking losses for the Trojans on national signing day.

More Paskwietz Insider: Former USC defensive tackle Armond Armstead seems to be sticking around the school for longer than most thought.

More McKinney Insider: USC commit Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick was named the country's top tight end in the ESPNU 150.