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Wednesday Whispers: Can You Name USC's Strengths?

Wednesday Whispers: Can You Name USC's Strengths?

An NFL coach asked me recently what USC’s strengths were next season?

I thought this would be a simple question but then I had to provide an answer.

After I got pass the wide receivers, I really couldn’t immediately find a legitimate strength.

The secondary? Nope. The offensive line? Nope. The linebackers? Not yet. The tailbacks? Maybe but not proven yet. The quarterbacks? Forget it.

The defensive line? Perhaps. The defensive tackles take up a lot of space but did not make a lot of plays last season. Defensive end Christian Rector was inconsistent last season. Freshman defensive end Drake Jackson has a lot of potential but is still a freshman.

So maybe this group will improve and make an impact. That’s about the best I could do other than the wide receivers. And that makes me wonder how USC will be a good or really good team next season.

There are way more questions even though Clay Helton, the coaches and the USC Internet media seemed so excited at the end of spring practice.

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