Ed Orgeron has spent 27 years coaching football, but until this spring he had never directed a 5-2 defense. Now he's learning on the fly and loving it.
Clancy Pendergast's aggressive approach is a marked contrast for former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's strategy, which could be a very good thing for USC.
Junior linebacker Hayes Pullard is looking forward to playing a more aggressive defensive style under new coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
Matt Barkley unwittingly added another log to the Lane Kiffin fire this week, questioning the coach's play-calling on the Dan Patrick Show.
With USC's defense struggling mightily against the spread offense, it creates an awkward situation for Lane and Monte Kiffin.
Steve Bisheff writes that USC coach Lane Kiffin needs to spend some time building his defense instead of just focusing on the offense.
USC might have its 2013 recruiting class filled right now, but recent developments with Max Redfield underlines the necessity for the coaches to keep recruiting hard.
Issues at one cornerback spot have the Trojans considering some radical solutions, including playing star wide receiver Marqise Lee on defense.
A statistical breakdown of the remaining opponents on USC's schedule.
An easy victory gave USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin a chance to empty the benches early against Hawaii, giving first-year players some valuable experience.
The Trojans put on shoulder pads and helmets for the first time during fall camp. The batlle for the third WR position went on while the defense made several big plays.
Tracking USC Trojans defensive commits and targets for the class of 2013, and providing updates on USC recruiting.
Senior cornerback Isiah Wiley starred in a spring game that saw the defense make its case for a little of the same attention usually paid to the Trojans offense.
While Steve Bisheff isn't ready to say that USC could have beaten Alabama on Monday, he's sure the Trojans would have tested Bama's defense a lot more than LSU did.
Steve Bisheff laments certain coaching decisions and the lack of defense in bowls, while still wondering why Boise State was excluded from the BCS.
Su'a Cravens puts USC in top three after being told he'd play defense at the next level; win over UCLA impresses recruits