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  1. 2013 review: USC defense

    Johnny Curren

    Determined to find a greater level of success against those uptempo, spread offenses that have shredded USC in recent years, Clancy Pendergast was brought in this past offseason by Lane Kiffin to replace his father, Monte Kiffin, as the team's defens...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  2. 3 up, 3 down: USC 45, Fresno State 20

    Johnny Curren

    A look at the positives and negatives from No. 25 USC's 45-20 victory over No. 20 Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. THREE UP 1. USC defense Clancy Pendergast's defense came up with one its most dominating performances of the seaso...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  3. 3 up, 3 down: USC 47, Colorado 29

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES - A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 47-29 victory over Colorado on Saturday. Three up 1. USC first-team defense Spearheaded by another strong effort by the front seven, the Trojans' defensive starters completely stymie...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  4. 3 up, 3 down: USC 30, Hawaii 13

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 30-13 season-opening victory over Hawaii on Thursday. THREE UP 1. USC defensive front seven Clancy Pendergast's attacking 5-2 defense quickly emerged as the story of the game, t...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Kennard ready to make up for lost time

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- With fall camp fast approaching, there has been a noticeable change in the atmosphere of the Trojans' volunteer passing sessions of late. The light-heartedness and laid-back feel that was evident at times back in early June has been re...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  6. Williams keeping humble about accolades

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- A day can't seem to go by without Leonard Williams landing on another preseason watch list. Announced as a candidate for the prestigious Bednarik, Nagurski and Outland awards, it's hard to believe that the USC sophomore defensive linem...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. Shaw ready to become a secondary leader

    Johnny Curren

    Picking up where he left off after a strong performance in the spring, Josh Shaw has stood out during the team's volunteer passing sessions this summer, both for his lights-out play as well as his bulked-up physical build. "I'm in great shape righ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. Bailey excited about return to safety

    Johnny Curren

    The Trojans got back to the grind earlier this week, taking part in the first round of conditioning drills and volunteer passing sessions of the summer offseason. And while there was a general upbeat aura of optimism apparent in the way that just abo...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Sarao, Dawson battle for LB spot

    Johnny Curren

    With the USC defense making the switch to a 5-2 alignment under Clancy Pendergast, it was generally assumed that the most likely candidate to start alongside MIKE linebacker Hayes Pullard at the WILL position would be junior Lamar Dawson, a starter s...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  10. Young, veteran mix solidifies safety spot

    Johnny Curren

    With the loss of starting safeties T.J. McDonald and Jawanza Starling, there was more than a fair amount of anticipation heading into spring practice when the search for their replacements officially began. And while it's a unit currently low in t...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  11. LB Sarao looking for opportunity

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- There's a definite change in the air this spring at USC. What with four new coaches on the staff, in addition to a revamped defensive philosophy, there's a general feeling emanating throughout the program that everyone has a clean slat...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  12. Cornerback battle taking shape

    Johnny Curren

    Entering spring practice, there wasn't a bigger question mark in the USC defense than at the cornerback spot, where the Trojans lost both of their primary starters from the 2012 season -- Nickell Robey to the NFL, and Josh Shaw to strong safety. B...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. Josh Shaw returns to safety spot

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- As the Trojans headed toward the exit on Brian Kennedy/Howard Jones Field after USC's first spring practice of the year, no player had a more pronounced smile on his face than Josh Shaw. After lining up as the team's starting corner...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  14. Spring preview: USC defense

    Johnny Curren

    With Clancy Pendergast set to unveil an attacking defense that will run primarily out of a new 5-2 base look, more than a few eyes are sure to be focused squarely on this side of the ball this spring. With that in mind, here's a possible look at how ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  15. Woods excited about new defensive look

    Johnny Curren

    It's been less than two months since Clancy Pendergast arrived on campus at USC, but after a winter conditioning workout earlier this week, rising redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Antwaun Woods could barely contain himself when the topic of the T...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  16. Early look: 2013 defensive depth chart

    Johnny Curren

    With USC's recruiting class of 2013 now signed, sealed and delivered, here's a look at where the newest Trojans might potentially fit into the depth-chart in a possible 3-4 look under new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. Defensive Line D...

    Blog | February 08, 2013