LOS ANGELES -- His name isn't Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, or Marqise Lee, but he may be called on to touch the ball on every single play for No. 2 USC (2-0) in their conference opener at No. 21 Stanford (2-0) on Saturday.
He is redshirt freshman offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi.
USC center Khaled Holmes was carted off of the field at MetLife Stadium in the Trojans win against Syracuse last Saturday with an apparent leg injury.
USC doesn't discuss injuries and head coach Lane Kiffin had no update on Holmes' status.
When Holmes left the game last Saturday, it was Hobbi who came in to replace him. If Holmes is unavailable to play at Stanford, it will be Hobbi who's number is called to start at center for the Trojans.
Hobbi played center at Saguaro High School in Arizona but was primarily a tackle. He's studied at center behind Holmes since he stepped on campus. Last season he won USC's Offensive Service Team Player of the Year Award. The Trojans' coaching staff has "confidence" i...