The 2012 season did not end the way the University of Southern California Trojans and their fans would have liked. Spring practice offered a new day and a fresh slate for an underachieving team that started last year ranked number one and ended up with six losses. Yet, spring practice isn’t two weeks old and already the men of Troy are without their only starting quarterback, a Heisman Trophy leading wide receiver and their best running back (source: Daily News). Thank God for spring break.
The USC Trojans take a week off for school spring break before going back to practice for two more weeks. To say the offense is a little thin right now wouldn’t truly be accurate but key losses like these are not the way a team wants to rebuild itself after the debacle of last season.
Some good news
The good news is the defense looks good and key players are stepping up – especially on the defensive line and linebacking. However, there’s some bad news for the defense too. A couple of cornerbacks and a freshman star safety are nicked up in the backfield.
Still, the big news of the spring has been the injuries to some of USC's potential stars on offense. The losses have left play for the other players, like at quarterback, without key cogs in the system and practices have suffered somewhat. Yet, the extra snaps for other players stepping in may pay off down the road. Here’s a look of the three and their outlook.