Commentary

Kalil, Holmes anchor offensive line

Analysis: Veterans must prop up unit while new guards sort themselves out

Updated: September 1, 2011, 12:22 PM ET
By Kyle Williams | WeAreSC.com
When the clock struck zero during last year's win over UCLA, the Trojans lost three seasoned veterans on the offensive line.

The O-line is a thankless position, watched only by position coaches and players' parents. But the offensive line goes a long way in determining the tempo, speed, intensity and eventually the final outcome of a game. So losing three starters is a huge problem for any team.

Now after a long off-season of 6 a.m. workouts, spring practice, summer workouts, a grueling fall camp and shuffling guys in and out, the Trojans hope they have found the answers to their problems just days from the opening kickoff against Minnesota.

Kyle Williams | email

Analyst, WeAreSC.com

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