USC moved John Houston to middle linebacker yesterday. He has been inconsistent the past two seasons so moving him to a more complex position doesn’t seem to make sense.
Palaie Gaoteote was supposed to be the middle linebacker but he replaced Houston on the weakside. That might make sense because he hasn’t played much and this will make his transition easier.
Maybe if redshirt freshman Solomon Tuliaupupu develops during spring, he can be the answer at middle linebacker.
But do you really imagine the coaches benching Houston for his senior season?