USC Football: The Defense, Part One

Posted by Paul Peszko on August-14-2009 Add Comments

The Trojans lost three of their four starting defensive linemen from last season's squad.  All three are now in the NFL.  That is not an easy trio to replace, despite the fact that USC is Reload U.

However, reload they have With junior Everson Griffen. sophomore Armond Armstead and senior Averell Spicer joining the only returning full-time starter junior Christian Tupou.  I say full-time starter because Griffen had five starts last season and Spicer had three before landing in Pete Carroll's dog house for a couple of costly personal fouls in the Oregon State game.

So, it is not as though that defensive line is completely raw and untried.  In fact, Tupou, the only regular starter from last season, will ha...

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