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USC Football Depth Chart Released

Without further ado, here is the depth chart Lane Kiffin released today:

Quarterback
7 Matt Barkley | 6-2, 220, So., 1V
16 Mitch Mustain | 6-2, 200, Sr., 2V
15 Jesse Scroggins | 6-3, 205, Fr., HS
18 John Manoogian | 6-0, 205, So., SQ

Running Back
26 Marc Tyler | 5-11, 230, Jr., 1V
21 Allen Bradford | 6-0, 235, Sr., 4V
2 C.J. Gable | 6-0, 205, Sr., 4V
22 Curtis McNeal | 5-7, 185, So., 1V

Fullback
31 Stanley Havili | 6-1, 225, Sr., 4V
48 Hunter Simmons | 6-3, 235, Fr., SQ

Wide Receiver
13 Robert Woods | 6-1, 185, Fr., HS
9 David Ausberry | 6-4, 235, Sr., 3V
10 De’Von Flournoy | 6-0, 185, So., 1V
85 Kyle Prater | 6-5, 215, Fr., HS

Wide Receiver
83 Ronald Johnson | 6-0, 185, Sr., 3V
8 Markeith Ambles | 6-2, 215, Fr., HS
19 Brice Butler | 6-4, 195, So., 1V
80 Brandon Carswell | 6-1, 190, Jr., 2V

Tight End
40 Rhett Ellison | 6-5, 245, Jr., 2V
84 Jordan Cameron | 6-5, 235, Sr., 2V
88 Blake Ayles | 6-5, 245, Jr., 1V
82 Randall Telfer | 6-4, 230, Fr., HS

Offensive Tackle
75 Matt Kalil | 6-7, 295, So., 1V
77 Kevin Graf | 6-6, 300, Fr., SQ

Offensive Tackle
70 Tyron Smith | 6-5, 280, Jr., 2V
72 Martin Coleman | 6-5, 335, Jr., SQ

Offensive Guard
68 Butch Lewis | 6-5, 295, Sr., 3V
74 Zack Heberer | 6-5, 295, Sr., 3V
63 Giovanni Di Poalo | 6-6, 295, Fr., HS

Offensive Guard
78 Khaled Holmes | 6-4, 300, So., 1V
67 Michael Reardon | 6-5, 290, Jr., 1V
59 John Martinez | 6-2, 290, Fr., SQ

Center
61 Kristofer O’Dowd | 6-5, 300, Sr., 3V
50 Abe Markowitz | 6-2, 280, So., SQ
67 Michael Reardon | 6-5, 290, Jr., 1V

Defensive End
94 Armond Armstead | 6-5, 295, Jr., 2V
90 Derek Simmons | 6-4, 300, Sr., 3V
56 James Boyd | 6-4, 245, Fr., RS
81 Kevin Greene | 6-3, 250, Fr., SQ

Defensive End
96 Wes Horton | 6-5, 260, So., 1V
8 Nick Perry | 6-3, 250, So., 1V
89 Christian Thomas | 6-3, 240, Fr., HS

Defensive Tackle
98 DaJohn Harris | 6-4, 305, Jr., 2V
92 Hebron Fangupo | 6-2, 310, Jr., 1V

Defensive Tackle
91 Jurrell Casey | 6-1, 305, Jr., 2V
95 George Uko | 6-4, 300, Fr., HS

Outside Linebacker
17 Michael Morgan | 6-4, 220, Sr., 3V
46 Ross Cumming | 6-1, 230, Jr., 2V

Outside Linebacker
6 Malcolm Smith | 6-1, 225, Sr., 3V
23 Shane Horton | 6-0, 220, Jr., 1V
36 Simione Vehikite | 6-0, 220, Fr., SQ

Middle Linebacker
42 Devon Kennard | 6-3, 250, So., 1V
54 Chris Galippo | 6-2, 250, Jr., 3V
51 Will Andrew | 6-2, 225, Fr., SQ

Cornerback
24 Shareece Wright | 5-11, 185, Sr., 4V
30 Brian Baucham | 5-11, 180, So., 1V
16 Anthony Brown | 6-0, 185, Fr., HS
40 Tony Burnett | 6-1, 195, So., RS

Cornerback
37 Nickell Robey | 5-8, 165, Fr., HS
4 Torin Harris | 6-1, 185, Fr., RS
26 Daniel Harper | 5-10, 180, Jr., 2V
38 T.J. Bryant | 6-0, 180, Jr., 2V

Safety
29 Jawanza Starling | 6-1, 195, So., 1V
27 Marshall Jones | 5-11, 185, Jr., 3V
19 Drew McAllister | 6-1, 195, Jr., 2V

Safety
7 T.J. McDonald | 6-3, 205, So., 1V
18 Dion Bailey | 6-1, 195, Fr., HS
14 Demetrius Wright | 6-1, 205, Fr., HS

Placekicker
30 Joe Houston | 5-8, 175, Sr., SQ
48 Jacob Harfman | 5-10, 195, Sr., 1V
46 Craig McMahon | 6-2, 180, Fr., HS

Punter
48 Jacob Harfman | 5-10, 195, Sr., 1V
30 Joe Houston | 5-8, 175, Sr., SQ

Kick Returner
2 C.J. Gable | 6-0, 205, Sr., 4V
13 Robert Woods | 6-1, 185, Fr., HS
37 Nickell Robey | 5-8, 165, Fr., HS

Punt Returner
83 Ronald Johnson | 6-0, 185, Sr., 3V
2 C.J. Gable | 6-0, 205, Sr., 4V
37 Nickell Robey | 5-8, 165, Fr., HS

Long Snapper
62 Chris Pousson | 6-4, 240, Jr., 2V
18 John Manoogian | 6-0, 205, So., SQ

Holder
16 Mitch Mustain | 6-2, 200, Sr., 2V
49 Robbie Boyer | 6-0, 180, So., SQ

Courtesy of USCFootball.com

Thoughts:

Arguably the longest off-season for a USC football fan in recent memory, we're finally now five days away until USC plays against the Hawaii Warriors.  Many questions surround the football squad, but some have been answered today.  One of the bigger questions was who is to win the middle linebacker position between Devon Kennard and Chris Galippo, and it appears the younger Kennard won the role.

Some surprises include a couple of freshmen awarded starting positions.  Highly touted freshman receiver Robert Woods will start opposite side of senior Ronald Johnson.  Woods has sparkled through summer practice with his speed, catching ability, and displaying many skills an elite receiver makes.

The other surprise is freshman cornerback Nickell Robey will start opposite of senior Shareece Wright.  Robey may be extremely small at the position, but his leaping ability, coverage, and speed was too hard for Kiffin to not start Robey.

Junior Jurrell Casey was moved from nose tackle to the three-technique as junior DaJohn Harris will replace Casey's former position.  Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron believes Casey works better at that position and certainly worked on Thursday's scrimmage as Casey racked up three sacks.

The secondary is very young.  Besides the aforementioned Robey and the senior Wright, two sophomores will start at the safety positions as Jawanza Starling and TJ McDonald will replace two seniors that left to the NFL last season.

No surprise that Matt Barkley won the quarterback spot, but keep a close eye on that battle as Mitch Mustain has shown he could perform up to par as well.