Trojans plumb depths at tight end 

October, 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Watching the Trojans offense play with no scholarship tight ends available on Saturday afternoon in the Coliseum against Utah was like trying to watch a one-armed fighter survive in the ring.

Just ask longtime observers and historians of Trojans football and they can’t recall a time when the Men of Troy were in such a vulnerable tight end state. Injuries have decimated the Trojans depth at a position that has its own storied history with the likes of Bob Klein, Charles “The Tree” Young, Hoby Brenner, Jim Obradovich, Paul Green, Scott Galbraith and 2007 Mackey Award winner Fred Davis.

It’s no wonder that without juniors Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer manning their familiar blocking tight end positions, the Trojans could manage only 30 yards on the ground and were limited in receiving options.