Offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees has been in the doghouse at times in his USC career but perservered and enjoyed a successful junior season.
Vorhees is considered one of the top linemen in college football by Pro Football Focus and gave some interesting comments Tuesday to offer insight into the past at USC and how Lincoln Riley works to change the culture.
“Whether guys are missing class or late to tutors or whatever it may be, it’s addressed and nothing goes unseen,” he said. “That’s something that hasn’t necessarily been the case in the past here.”
- USC currently starts Courtland Ford at left tackle; Vorhees at left guard; Brett Neilon at center; Justin Dedich at right guard and Jonah Monheim at right tackle.
This is fairly similar to the start of last season, so one could argue it will be better with experience. At the same time, I’m not sure how much this line would scare opponents based on previous play.
It will be a true test of what Riley does if he can improve this group.
- Riley on the offensive line:
“There’s certainly some things schematically that we do differently that these guys haven’t done before, but they’re picking up on it quick,” Riley said. “But I think more [so] learning to play with the mentality that we want to play with, learning to see a defense with the vantage point that we do has been the bigger part of it. And it’s progressing.”
- USC has offered a scholarship to LSU linebacker Josh White, who just entered the transfer portal. White, who has four years of eligibility, missed the 2021 season with injuries.