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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Tuesday spring practice notes

    Garry Paskwietz

    The Trojans returned to the spring practice field on Tuesday with a full pads session that was dominated by the defense, particularly the front seven. It's been a familiar theme of spring to see the defense playing well, and that's a sign that the...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  12. USC's defensive front leads scrimmage

    Garry Paskwietz

    The Trojans wrapped up the second week of spring ball with a scrimmage at the Coliseum that featured a strong performance from the defensive front. "I really thought the front seven on the first-unit defense played well," USC coach Lane Kiffin sai...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  13. Injuries sideline Wittek, Lee for scrimmage

    Garry Paskwietz

    LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans held a full-pads practice Saturday in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which included a 52-play scrimmage that was dominated by the defense. "It was great to see the defense come out with such a physical mindset a...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  14. Offense explosive in Thursday's practice

    Garry Paskwietz

    It's easy to notice the upbeat style of play through the first two days of USC spring ball, and it was evident on Thursday with a team drill that featured some explosive plays from the offense. The team drill started off strong for the defense, as...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  15. Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC keys

    Garry Paskwietz

    1. Defending the option: Don't look now, USC defense, but another variation of an option offense is on the way. After giving up big numbers against spread option teams in 2012 - most notably 730 total yards and 61 points against Oregon - the Trojans ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  16. Hyundai Sun Bowl preview

    Garry Paskwietz

    HYUNDAI SUN BOWL USC (7-5, 5-4) versus Georgia Tech (6-7, 5-3) Where: El Paso, Texas When: Monday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m. ET TV: CBS Pivotal matchup: USC defense versus Georgia Tech run game It's no secret that the Trojans' defense has st...

    Blog | December 28, 2012