Burning spring football questions for every Pac-12 team

Well, at least in some places across the country. For the rest, spring ball promises to start soon.

With practice getting underway nationally, 247Sports is spending the week looking at some of the burning questions across the Power Five.

 From quarterback competitions to coordinator changes to concerns along the line of scrimmage, here’s what every Pac-12 team is focusing on entering spring ball and for the rest of the offseason.

Turnovers masked some of the issues, but USC’s defense was a problem in 2022.

The root of that issue was poor play from the front seven. The Trojans ranked 117th nationally, allowing 4.98 yards per carry.

Also, everyone but Tuli Tuipulotu struggled to constantly create pressure.

The run game problems remain in Los Angeles. Tuipulotu does not. Thus, the front seven is in focus this offseason.

USC returns five starters from that group, and it went heavy in the portal to add several potential starters as well.

The onus for improved run defense is largely on a linebacker room which struggled a year ago.

 or new additions like Oklahoma State transfer Mason Cobb and four-star true freshman Tackett Curtis will take their jobs — Gentry will miss spring practice with an ankle injury.


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