Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Max Tuerk will be one of the returning bright spots of USC's offensive line in 2014.
Seniors: Giovanni Di Poalo (RS), Aundrey Walker
Juniors: Max Tuerk
Sophomores: Zach Banner (RS), Jordan Simmons (RS), Chad Wheeler (RS)
Freshmen: Nico Falah (RS), Toa Lobendahn (EE), Khaliel Rodgers (RS)
Incoming: Jordan Austin, Chris Brown, Damien Mama, Viane Talamaivao
The offensive line play will be critical to USC's success in 2014, and as fate would have it, pretty much the entire unit will be in flux throughout spring camp. New offensive line coach Tim Drevno should have his hands full, figuring out which of his many options to rely on for starting jobs.
Aundrey Walker, Max Tuerk and Chad Wheeler are the only linemen who started in 2013 or have significant playing time in general. It's likely that all three will continue to be starters, though with Walker's still-healing broken ankle, another lineman (like Nico Falah) could contend with him for his position. As to what those positions will ultimately be, that's still up in the air.
The only position that seems to be set is Wheeler's; he will likely continue to serve as the left tackle. As for his fellow starting linemen, we could see some serious shuffling before fall rolls around.
Khaliel Rodgers or early enrollee Toa Lobendahn could replace Marcus Martin at center, and if Lobendahn doesn't win that job, his versatility could see him earn any of the other spots that are up for grabs.
Both Zach Banner (hip) and Jordan Simmons (knee) missed 2013 with season-ending injuries, and it's not clear yet if they will be ready to go for the spring.
Even if they're not fully recovered, Banner will eventually be in the mix at right tackle, while Simmons will vie for a spot at guard.