In so many ways, the Trojans' offensive line is halfway there.
Midway through the season, most of what we know about this team has to do with the words "youth" and "potential," which is a nice way of saying that they have a long way to go. No unit embodied that sentiment more at the beginning of the season than the offensive line.
Going into probably their toughest game of the season so far, the first in a string of difficult match ups that make the second half of the schedule much more difficult than the first, they have to deal with a good front seven that head coach Lane Kiffin described as "physical" and a middle linebacker that is playing "lights out." They now have to take the mistakes they made facing ASU's Vontaze Burfict in hopes that Notre Dame's Manti Te'o doesn't do the same damage.
Center Khaled Holmes has heard of the Irish's reputation on defense.
"They run a great scheme and they do it very ...