USC Football Notes: Insight on the linebackers, D-line and injury updates

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USC Football Notes: Insight on the linebackers, D-line and injury updates
USC Football Notes: Insight on the linebackers, D-line and injury updates

There aren't many starting roles up in the air on the defensive side for USC, but middle linebacker is perhaps the most interesting ongoing position battle. Redshirt senior Jordan Iosefa was ruled out for the season before camp even started while needing yet another knee surgery, intriguing but unproven redshirt sophomore Solomon Tuliaupupu was also lost for the season to a knee surgery, and junior Kana'i Mauga -- like Iosefa, a leading contender at the position, has been setback by a hamstring injury this preseason. Head coach Clay Helton was asked Thursday if that means Goforth is in line for that starting role.