Cutthroat positional battles the norm at elite schools

With a recent picture on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated and entering pre-season camp as one of the top returning rushers on arguably the top college team, one would assume USC sophomore tailback Emmanuel Moody would be feeling pretty good about his job security.

That's not the case.

A disgruntled Moody will transfer after the former Texas prep star fell on the depth chart after missing time since suffering a bruised knee.
Unfortunately, when you are playing for one of the elite programs in the country, there is positional depth. For USC at tailback, that depth has reached 10 players -- 10 quality players.