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 |
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.

Kyle Williams | email