Redshirt junior Marc Tyler was supposed to miss some or most of USC’s spring camp while recuperating from toe surgery.
Instead, he has been one of the Trojans’ most impressive tailbacks.
He caught USC coach Lane Kiffin’s eye Tuesday — with his pass protection.
“He was actually the best running back in pass-pro versus the linebackers,” Kiffin said. “He maybe could be our third-down back if he continues to protect that well.”
The most likely scenario entering spring was Allen Bradford as the starter, C.J. Gable as the third-down back and Tyler as the primary backup to both.
But if Tyler keeps impressing, he could shake up the halfback hierarchy.
“I hope that Marc’s benefiting from a new staff coming in and maybe a new energy about him,” Kiffin said. “He seems very focused.”
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