Center of attention

Marcus Martin's adjustment to center is going pretty well, but the junior is working overtime on shotgun snaps to get that part of his game down. AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg

LOS ANGELES - - The audition process to replace first-team All-Pac-12 center Khaled Holmes was actually initiated during 2012 Hyundai Sun Bowl practice sessions when the USC Trojans began looking at junior left guard Marcus Martin as Holmes' eventual successor.

However, one of the surprises on Day 1 of spring practice was the immediate implementation of sophomore Max Tuerk at center, with Martin remaining at left guard. That changed when the Trojans returned from spring break, as Martin was reinserted at center and Tuerk returned to left guard.

So what does Martin think of this spring's chain of events?