USC football depth chart for 2020: How the Trojans lineup should shake out

USC football practices in full pads on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Los Angeles Calif. (John McGillen via USC Athletics)
USC football practices in full pads on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Los Angeles Calif. (John McGillen via USC Athletics) /
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USC football practices in shells on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Los Angeles Calif. (John McGillen via USC Athletics)
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The 2020 USC football depth chart is coming together with the 2020 season fast approaching. Who will end up starting for the Trojans?

Now that USC football practice has returned, all those position battles that had to be put on hold in the spring can finally resume.

The break didn’t come without a cost. How will the Trojans’ lineup be impacted by opt-outs for the campaign? How have position changes and a new defensive scheme shaken out?

Here are Reign of Troy’s depth chart predictions for the coming slate:

USC football depth chart at quarterback

The Trojans are set a quarterback with a returning starter and backup, plus a new face from the SEC.

  9 — Kedon Slovis (6-2, 200, So.) 19 — Matt Fink (6-3, 200, Sr.*) 10 — Mo Hasan (6-3, 205, Sr.*)

Kedon Slovis is back for his second season as a starter and expectations couldn’t be higher. He grasped Graham Harrell’s offense so well last year, there should be legitimate Heisman contention for the sophomore. He spent the offseason trying to strengthen his body to better handle the wear and tear of a college football season. The Trojans can hope that will result in fewer injury scares. So long as Slovis remains the man behind center, USC’s offense should roll.

Matt Fink lived by the big play in his upset victory over Utah last year. However, he died by the interception against Washington. While he has valuable starting experience which makes him a solid backup for Slovis, the redshirt senior will need to show better decision-making if he is thrust into playing meaningful minutes.

JT Daniels transferred to Georgia, leaving USC with a gap to fill on the quarterback roster and Mo Hasan will try to fill it. The transfer from Vanderbilt didn’t see much playing time in the SEC, but he had his Matt Fink moment for the Commodores in an upset victory over Missouri.

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