- Garry Paskwietz, Publisher, WeAreSC.com
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USC head coach Lane Kiffin released a depth chart for the season-opening game against Hawaii with a few notable position items:
• There was no starting quarterback named. It is listed as Max Wittek or Cody Kessler.
• Chad Wheeler has been named the starting left tackle. That’s a big move for a redshirt freshman who has shown a lot of promise.
• Lamar Dawson won the competition at Will linebacker in a battle against Anthony Sarao and Quinton Powell.
• Josh Shaw began the fall at strong safety but the good play of Su'a Cravens helped allow Shaw to move to free safety.
USC depth chart vs. Hawaii
QB: Max Wittek or Cody Kessler
TB: Tre Madden or Silas Redd or Justin Davis
FB: Jahleel Pinner or Soma Vainuku
WR: Marqise Lee; Darreus Rogers or Victor Blackwell
WR: Nelson Agholor; De'Von Flournoy
TE: Xavier Grimble or Randall Telfer
LT: Chad Wheeler; Nathan Guertler
LG: Max Tuerk; Giovanni Di Poalo or Jordan Simmons
C: Marcus Martin; Abe Markowitz or Cyrus Hobbi
RG: John Martinez or Aundrey Walker
RT: Kevin Graf; Zach Banner
OLB: Devon Kennard; Marquis Simmons or Scott Starr
DE: Leonard Williams; J.R. Tavai
NT: Antwaun Woods; Cody Temple or Kenny Bigelow
DE: George Uko; Greg Townsend Jr.
OLB: Morgan Breslin; Jabari Ruffin
ILB: Hayes Pullard; Michael Hutchings
ILB: Lamar Dawson; Quinton Powell or Anthony Sarao
CB: Kevon Seymour or Devian Shelton
CB: Anthony Brown or Torin Harris
FS: Josh Shaw or Dion Bailey or Demetrius Wright
SS: Su'a Cravens or Gerald Bowman or Leon McQuay III
USC head coach Lane Kiffin released a depth chart for the season-opening game against Hawaii with a few notable position items:• There was no starting quarterback named.