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USC spring football review: Safeties
USC spring football review: Safeties

End-of-spring safety depth chart for the USC football team: Starters: Junior Leon McQuay or third-year sophomore Chris Hawkins and sophomore John Plattenburg Backups: Senior Ryan Dillard and third-year sophomore Matt Lopes Incoming: Freshman Marvell Tell and Ykili Ross Review: Depth is a concern at the position. Only three scholarship players were available. McQuay and Hawkins alternated reps at free safety. Coach Steve Sarkisian said McQuay, who lost his starting position to Plattenburg before the Holiday Bowl, “elevated his game” and was playing with more confidence. Hawkins moved from cornerback and appeared to improve. Plattenburg — listed at strong...

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