Here’s the offensive and defensive depth chart, but this time with comments.
QB Matt Barkley* So. Experience no longer an excuse for inconsistent games. Mitch Mustain, Sr.
RB Allen Bradford Sr. Finally gets a chance to prove he is the go-to tailback. Dillon Baxter, Fr.
RB Stanley Havili* Sr. Lane Kiffin threw more to him in spring than Pete Carroll. D.J. Shoemate, Jr.
WR Ronald Johnson* Sr. The heir apparent to Damian Williams if he stays healthy. Travon Patterson, Sr.
WR Brice Butler So. Precarious hold on starting spot fending off top frosh Prater. Kyle Prater, Fr.
TE Jordan Cameron Sr. All the other tight ends were hurt during spring drills. Blake Ayles, Jr.
LT Matt Kalil So. Needs to hold off nation’s No. 1 high school player. Seantrel Henderson, Fr.
LG Butch Lewis* Sr. All-Pac-10 honorable mention playing both guard positions. Kevin Graf, Fr.
C Kris O’Dowd Sr. Lost starting spot during disappointing junior year. Abe Markowitz, Fr.
RG Khaled Holmes So. A lot of potential but also a first-year starter. Zack Heberer, Sr.
RT Tyron Smith* Jr. All-league candidate; started 12 games at RT in ’09. Martin Coleman, Jr.
PK Joe Houston Sr. No real game experience, which could be an issue. Jake Harfman, Sr.
DE Armond Armstead* Jr. Opponents will not like blocking a 300-pound end. Malik Jackson, Jr.
DT Jurrell Casey* Jr. Key reason the defensive line is Trojans’ best unit. Hebron Fangupo, Jr.
DT DaJohn Harris Jr. Surprise of spring must replace injured Christian Tupou. Derek Simmons, Sr.
DE Nick Perry So. Will likely rotate with Horton, who starts in nickel formation. Wes Horton, So.
LB Malcolm Smith* Sr. Up-and-down junior season but made 15 tackles against UCLA. Shane Horton, Jr.
LB Chris Galippo* Jr. No one would be surprised if Kennard starts or shares spot. Devon Kennard, So.
LB Michael Morgan* Sr. A little light (225 pounds) so durability is an issue. Marquis Simmons, Fr.
CB Shareece Wright Sr. One of nation’s best returns after being ineligible. Brian Baucham, So.
CB Torin Harris Fr. A major question mark for the defense next season. T.J. Bryant, Jr.
SS Jawanza Starling So. McAllister might start but recovering from hip surgery. Drew McAllister, Jr.
FS T.J. McDonald So. Athletic and tall enough to replace Taylor Mays. Byron Moore, Fr.
P Jake Harfman* Sr. Will also handle kickoff duties and long-range field goals. Joe Houston, Sr.