February 21, 2007

Spring Preview: Lots of intrigue along O-Line

Spring practice begins on March 20.

John Hunt must think he's gone to heaven.

With only seven scholarship players at his disposal, South Carolina's highly respected offensive line coach had to endure a difficult spring in 2006.

But now the numbers have flipped in his favor.

USC will open spring practice on March 20 with no less than 13 scholarship offensive linemen. Granted, five are freshmen but at least it's something to work with.

By the end of the 2006 season, USC featured three senior starters in the interior of the line. That won't happen next season since only two linemen - the enigmatic James Thompson and William Brown - have reached their final years of eligibility.


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