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Khaled Holmes ready to be anchor of a potentially great Trojans team

Updated: August 30, 2012, 4:11 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- The top-ranked USC Trojans are the center of the college football universe, and nobody is more aware of what that means than two-year starting center Khaled Holmes, a Rimington Trophy nominee and Academic All-American candidate.

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Cal Sports Media via AP ImagesKhaled Holmes is comfortable with the expectations being put on the Trojans this season.
Holmes, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound senior from Santa Ana, Calif., is emblematic of the ongoing state of recovery for both the Trojans' football program and its fan base, all innocents forced to pay the price because of the Reggie Bush debacle.

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