USC Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015
5. Who replaces the production of Leonard Williams?
In 2014 the breakout Defensive End recorded 80 tackles, with 9.5 for loss and seven sacks. There are a few candidates to take his place, including Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons, both 295 pounds and standing at 6’4” and 6’5”. Because of Williams the Trojans kept teams average to just 133 yards on the ground last season.
4. Who Replaces Nelson Agholor?
Agholor was the top receiver last year for USC, catching 104 passes for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. The second-leading receiver for the Trojans is JuJu Smith who had 54 receptions for 724 yards and five touchdowns. Smith will start as the No. 1 receiver, but others will have to step up to replace Agholor.
3. Can Cody Kessler Take The Next Step?
Only time will tell if he can man up and take it to the next level. Kessler put up some impressive stats, but has yet to take the Trojans to a signifigant bowl game. In order to be considered great at USC, you must get to major bowl games, and Kessler has come up short so far.
2. Is Sark the right coach & best answer to bring USC back to its glory days?
He can be the right coach if he uses his resources wisely. In six seasons as a head coach, five with Washington, Sark hasn't won more than 10 games once and has underachieved with plenty of talent on his teams.
Sark has a year under his So Cal belt as the head man at Heritage and this roster is loaded with elite-level talent. The quarterback position is locked down by a potential Heisman candidate and the offensive line is text book good.
1. Will USC bounce back now that they have all their restrictions lifted and have a Top 5 Draft class?
Being called one of the "It" teams of this year they should.The team is looking well equipped with five-star blocker Chuma Edoga and four-star prospects Cameron Smith (LB) and Ricky Town (QB), as well junior college Wideout Isaac Whitney.