USC’s had an active transfer market but the Trojans’ greatest need — an offensive tackle — has not yet been filled. And they could use a linebacker too.
Those positions require transfers more than wide receiver or tailback, where USC brought players in already.
The best offensive tackles in the portal — Wanya Morris, Doug Nester — went to Oklahoma and West Virginia, respectively.
The best linebacker in the portal, ironically, might be Palaie Gaoteote, who could return to USC, but would it make a difference if he did? Penn State linebacker Lance Dixon is in the portal but USC doesn’t seem to be involved yet.
It’s worth discussing this because there are some fans who already forgot what the team looked like last season and just throw out compliments about next year’s expectations. But something needs to change with the offensive line, and to a lesser extent, linebacker.
And that’s just a start because some other positions will be weaker no matter what, like safety.
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