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  1. Defense: 3 position switches that could help

    Garry Paskwietz

    As the Trojans wrap up the 2014 season and begin looking forward to spring ball, there will be discussion about any potential position switches that can be made. There aren't many holes in the returning USC depth chart that need to be filled, but the...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  2. JuJu Smith says he'll play some defense in 2015

    Garry Paskwietz

    There wasn't much that JuJu Smith didn't accomplish during his freshman year at USC. He appeared in all 12 games, eventually earning a starting wide receiver spot, and ended the season ranked second on the team with 51 catches for 658 yards and five ...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Trojans focusing on generating explosive plays

    Garry Paskwietz

    Steve Sarkisian is emphasizing explosive plays as a key element of focus for the USC Trojans; getting more of them on offense and not allowing as many of them on defense. The USC defense gave up touchdown passes of 77, 73 and 46 yards on Saturday...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  4. USC notebook

    Garry Paskwietz

    Much has been made about the problems the USC defense had with a read-option quarterback against Boston College, but those issues won't be in play against Oregon State on Saturday. Sean Mannion is a talented quarterback for the Beavers who can do ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  5. What we learned: USC spring game

    Garry Paskwietz

    Here are four things that stood out from USC's spring game on Saturday at the Coliseum. 1. Defensive pressure: With a lack of live tackling in spring drills, the defense rarely had a chance to let loose. When that opportunity came in the spring ga...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  6. Defense dominates USC spring game

    Garry Paskwietz

    USC fans showed up at the Coliseum on Saturday for the annual spring game hoping to see the new up-tempo offense on full display but were instead treated to an old-fashioned showing of bend-but-don't-break defense. Using a modified scoring system...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  7. USC defense still a work in progress

    Garry Paskwietz

    As the Trojans move into the fourth week of spring ball drills, the coaches are still searching to balance the desire for physical play with the need to keep players healthy on a reduced roster. When Steve Sarkisian set the agenda for spring ball...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. Planning for success: USC

    Garry Paskwietz

    A look across the board at the defensive statistics for the California Golden Bears shows that it could be a good day for the Trojans offense on Saturday in Berkeley. The Bears rank last in the Pac-12 Conference in scoring defense, total defense a...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  9. USC gets physical in beating Oregon State

    Garry Paskwietz

    As the Trojans bask in the glow of the victory in Corvallis, there are many areas of their performance that deserve celebrating. It was the most complete game that USC has played in years. The defense did a great job against the top statistical p...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  10. Planning for success: USC

    Garry Paskwietz

    With the way the USC secondary has performed at times this season, facing the top-ranked passing attack in the country would figure to be a post-Halloween fright night for the Trojans. That is exactly what awaits the USC defense on Friday night a...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  11. Planning for success: USC

    Garry Paskwietz

    It will be a battle of strengths on Thursday night at the Coliseum, as the USC run defense faces the Arizona run offense. The Trojans are giving up less than 100 yards per game on the ground -- 99.6 to be exact -- which leads the Pac-12. The Wildc...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  12. Defense bails out Trojans again

    Garry Paskwietz

    LOS ANGELES -- USC was hoping to use the game against Utah State as a way to build some positive momentum, but the 17-14 victory over the Aggies showed that the Trojans still have a long way to go. Make no mistake, it's always nice to get the win ...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  13. Practice notebook: Defense responds

    Garry Paskwietz

    It didn't take long for the new 5-2 defense to show itself Sunday in USC fall camp as Day 2 definitely belonged to that side of the ball. "It was a really good day for the defense in terms of forcing turnovers," USC coach Lane Kiffin said. "They d...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  14. Breaking down the defense entering fall

    Garry Paskwietz

    One of the biggest reasons for optimism with the USC defense in 2013 is the change in scheme with new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. After a disappointing showing in 2012 -- which included allowing USC records 62 points and 730 yards of off...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  15. USC Trojans spring wrap

    Garry Paskwietz

    USC TROJANS 2012 record: 7-6 2012 conference record: 5-4 Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 6; special teams: 1 Top returners: WR Marqise Lee, TB Silas Redd, TE Xavier Grimble, TE Randall Telfer, OL Kevin Graf, DL Leonard Williams,...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  16. Thursday spring practice notes

    Garry Paskwietz

    It was a spirited, full-pads practice session for the Trojans on Thursday and one that featured a nice performance from the offense. This was welcome news to USC coach Lane Kiffin, particularly after the defense had dominated a practice earlier in th...

    Blog | March 29, 2013