USC Football: Will Silas Redd or Curtis McNeal Dominate the Backfield More?

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USC Football: Will Silas Redd or Curtis McNeal Dominate the Backfield More?
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Team unity and cohesion is an incredibly important component to any championship aspirations the USC Trojans may have for the upcoming year.

So when Lane Kiffin and his staff pulled off a personnel coup by persuading Penn State running back Silas Redd to come west to play for the Trojans, many naturally wondered what would happen to the team's chemistry.

How would USC's incumbent tailback, Curtis McNeal, respond to the challenge of his new teammate Redd perhaps taking some (or more) of his carries?

McNeal, who took over the starting position several games into the season, solidified his hold at tailback by rushing for over 1000 yards despite that late start.

Showing his increased maturity over the years, McNeal immediately embraced the arrival of Redd, and in doing so, showed his commitment to the overall good of the team.

But now that Redd has arrived, who will take over as the most dominant running back for the Trojans?

Cases can be made for both talented runners, and this slideshow will look at those arguments as we play armchair coach for determining who deserves to tote the rock most for this aspiring championship team.

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