With the Trojans hard at work in the weight room and on the field again this June, here's a look at some of the offseason storylines surrounding a position group that appears to possess a much greater level of talent and depth than it did this past season -- the USC running back corps.
There is no doubt about it -- the USC running back corps has had an extremely productive spring. Even after last season's leading rusher, Silas Redd, went down with a torn meniscus in his knee, others were quick to step up.
The Trojans are now in the final stretch of spring ball with just over a week of practice remaining on the schedule. As injuries continue to mount and position battles rage on, here's how a potential depth chart just might look if one were released today.
The Trojans returned to the spring practice field on Tuesday with a full pads session that was dominated by the defense, particularly the front seven. It's been a familiar theme of spring to see the defense playing well, and that's a sign that the players are picking up on the schemes being installed by new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
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With USC's recruiting class of 2013 now signed, sealed and delivered, here's a look at where the newest Trojans might potentially fit into the depth-chart in a possible 3-4 look under new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans practiced under beautiful conditions out on Brian Kennedy/Howard Jones field once again on Wednesday, and there was a definite upbeat tone on the day for what turned out to be a sharp practice, particularly on the offensive side of the ball -- a positive sign considering how the Trojans struggled in that department against Stanford.
The Trojans hit the field on Tuesday to prepare for their Pac-12 opener at Stanford this Saturday, and while much of the media attention has focused on USC's three-game losing streak to the Cardinal -- in particular last season's 56-48 triple overtime loss -- quarterback Matt Barkley commented afterward that the team is only focused on the task at hand.
LOS ANGELES -- USC held its final practice before the season opener and Lane Kiffin was pleased with the effort from his team. The Trojans will hold a walkthrough on Friday before heading to the team hotel for their regular pregame routine.
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