What went wrong for USC’s offensive and defensive line transfers?
USC has struggled to build a strong program by relying on the transfer portal for quick fixes. Despite adding multiple transfers to the offensive and defensive lines, the team has struggled to find cohesive, successful play from their newly acquired players. The Trojans continue to have issues in the trenches, with their offensive line allowing a high number of sacks and their defensive line failing to make a significant impact. While head coach Lincoln Riley emphasized the importance of developing high school talent for the future, USC’s 2024 recruiting class is still lacking compared to other schools. Despite this, Riley acknowledges that building a successful program takes time and patience.