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Freshmen Ajene Harris, Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama listed as starters

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USC opens the season Saturday and three freshmen are listed as starters on the depth chart
Ajene Harris is a starter at receiver and Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama are starters on the offensive line

Freshman receiver Ajene Harris and freshmen offensive linemen Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama are listed as starters on the depth chart USC released Sunday for Saturday's opener against Fresno State.

Harris, who played quarterback at Crenshaw High, was perhaps the most dynamic player during training camp.

Juniors Nelson Agholor and George Farmer are the other starting receivers. Agholor also will return punts.

Freshman Adoree' Jackson is listed as a backup to Harris on offense and a backup to Kevon Seymour at cornerback. He also could return punts and kickoffs.

Lobendahn, the left guard, and Mama, the right guard, are on track to become the first pair of freshmen offensive linemen to start an opener for the Trojans. Center Max Tuerk, left tackle Chad Wheeler and right tackle Zach Banner are the other starters.

Cody Kessler is the quarterback.

Junior Javorius Allen is the starting tailback, followed by sophomore Justin Davis. Junior Tre Madden, who is nursing a toe injury, is regarded as a game-time decision. Fullbacks Soma Vainuku and Jahleel Pinner also can play tailback.

There were no suprises on defense.

The defensive line includes Leonard Williams and Antwaun Woods and either Claude Pelon or Delvon Simmons.

Hayes Pullard and Athony Sarao are inside linebackers, J.R Tavai and Scott Felix outside linebackers.

Seymour and Josh Shaw are starting cornerbacks. Su'a Cravens is the strong safety and Leon McQuay III and Gerald Bowman will rotate at free safety.

Andre Heidari is the kicker, Kris Albarado the punter.

Haden update

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was scheduled to be released from the hospital Sunday afternoon.

In a tweet, the school said Haden "reports that he is feeling fine and thanks everyone for their well wishes."

Haden was absent from the annual "Salute to Troy" event Saturday night. He had been hospitalized twice in two days because he was not feeling well.

 

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