Center of it all

Rimington Award finalist Holmes a coach on the field for the Trojans

Updated: December 7, 2012, 10:35 AM ET
By Johnny Curren |
LOS ANGELES -- It was certainly a sight to behold at practice Wednesday at the Coliseum, as USC's seniors found themselves thrust into the unlikely role of coaches. Given the unique opportunity by coach Lane Kiffin, they set aside their helmets and shoulder pads for one day for the chance to put their younger counterparts through their paces.

And while many of the seasoned veterans were venturing into somewhat unfamiliar territory, it was just another day at the office for center and fifth-year senior Khaled Holmes. A three-year starter who also serves as a team captain, he'd been leading his linemates through drills, barking out instructions and providing words of encouragement long before Wednesday's workout.

Johnny Curren

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