OL: Same Old, Same Old? MiketoBush61 Points Member Joined: Oct 20, 2018 Messages: 189 Likes Received: 213 Apr 26, 2021 #1 So, like most everyone here I have been reading the reports by Eric about the practices and scrimmages. And, while I understand that "spring is spring," in other words, it's difficult to determine much about the team vs. individual players who may be standing out, I am concerned with reading that as in recent years, the offense could not run the ball effectively in short yardage situations. In fact, while a TD is a TD is a TD, it was even more disconcerting to hear that they had to play-action from the 3 yard line on one occasion to score, and, another score was because "The Drake" (apologies to all Seinfeld fans for the "steal") made a phenomenal one-handed catch, which is something not guaranteed to happen the next time he has to go up for one of those. I don't know who the new LT is going to be (I am almost praying it will be the inexperienced but talented Courtland Ford) and I don't have a horse in the race other than wanting my Trojans to put out the best O-line they can, but again, I am discouraged to see that there is even a possibility that Voorhees may wind up at the spot. I don't know about you but a tackle duo of Voorhees and McKenzie sounds like Slovis on the DL and Dart running for his life since the run game is not going to much better despite the bevy of talented RB's on hand. In a REAL competition, McKenzie would probably be slotted BEHIND Monheim and/or moved to guard to compete with Jimmons or Voorhees, Dedich would be starting in place of Jimmons or Voorhees, and, somebody not named Voorhees would be situated at LT. I fully understand that there are no clear-cut go-to options at LT and that the alternatives to the vets are fairly untested frosh/sophs, but, the vets have had 4-5 years to show they can get it done. At this point I'd rather blow it up and see Ford & Monheim in particular get as many snaps as they can handle as USC's seniors will be gone and they are going to have to come up with something to make 2022 successful. All opinions, pro & con are appreciated. As a Trojan fan since '61 (Hackett, Smith, Tollner, Kiffin, Sark, and, now Helton) I have a lot of tolerance... Ride Fly, Peete2Affholter, Trojanfan1963 and 1 other person like this.