With Bubba Bolden departing USC, the Trojans return only three safeties next season: Talanoa Hufanga, C.J. Pollard and Isaiah Pola-Mao.
Cornerback Chase Williams has practiced at safety too so it could be four theoretically.
Worse, USC has no safeties committed in its current recruiting class. USC is recruiting safety Noa Pola-Gates of Gilbert, Ariz., the cousin of Pola-Mao.
But the recruiting services currently have projected Pola-Gates committing to Alabama. USC will probably do a full-court press recruiting Pola-Gates now that it is getting desperate for safeties.
Do you think USC would ever got this short-handed at wide receiver? Never.
But safety is not as glamorous a position.