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  1. 10 players the Trojans can't afford to lose

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- With the recent season-ending ACL injury to Kenny Bigelow, a talented redshirt freshman defensive tackle, it makes a USC Trojans fan ponder which players on offense and defense head coach Steve Sarkisian cannot afford to lose? Here ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. Position changes big part of USC success

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- With spring football launching Tuesday at USC, one of the focal points of Steve Sarkisian's staff will be the evaluation of players with the option for position changes, which could include player movement from offense to defense or vi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Getting a line on the Trojans defense

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- After watching both Florida State and Auburn slug it out in a BCS classic final, USC Trojans fans are reminded that if they're going to once again challenge for a national title, much less a Pac-12 South Division crown, it will probabl...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. New defense appears to be better fit

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- It would be like comedian Adam Sandler playing George S. Patton, Barbara Streisand singing Lady Gaga or Paul McCartney replacing Mick Jagger as the lead singer in the Rolling Stones. Sometimes things just don't fit, as was the case ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  5. Position switches key in success of USC D

    Greg Katz

    The 2013 USC defense is banking on at least three position changes and probably a fourth in hopes of plugging a unit that had so many holes last season that even the Little Dutch Boy wouldn't have enough fingers to stop the gushers. It has been we...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  6. Ed Orgeron learning 5-2 defense with USC Trojans players

    Greg Katz

    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.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  7. USC Trojans linebacker Hayes Pullard should thrive in new defense...

    Greg Katz

    Junior linebacker Hayes Pullard is looking forward to playing a more aggressive defensive style under new coordinator Clancy Pendergast.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  8. Matt Barkley latest to question Lane Kiffin strategy for USC Troj...

    Greg Katz

    Matt Barkley unwittingly added another log to the Lane Kiffin fire this week, questioning the coach's play-calling on the Dan Patrick Show.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2012
  9. Inside the locker room: Arizona St.

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Notes, quotes and anecdotes from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after USC's (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) 38-17 victory over to Arizona State (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12). USC coach Lane Kiffin comments: The storylines: "The storyline was the defense....

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  10. Tough times for Lane Kiffin Monte Kiffin

    Greg Katz

    With USC's defense struggling mightily against the spread offense, it creates an awkward situation for Lane and Monte Kiffin.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  11. Offense responds well in Monday practice

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The No. 1-ranked USC Trojans returned to practice on Monday afternoon after Sunday's scrimmage, which saw a disciplined defense but a lackluster offense. Here are today's practice highlights: • The Trojans worked out in helmet...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  12. What hasn't killed the USC Trojans has made them stronger

    Greg Katz

    Probation hasn't killed the Trojans. In fact, after its big win over Oregon Saturday, USC seems like it's just as good as ever.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2011
  13. USC Trojans defense imposes will on California Golden Bears

    Greg Katz

    California might have thought that USC and its leaky defense was a good homecoming opponent, but the Trojans defense proved otherwise.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  14. USC Trojans show resolve in victory over Arizona Wildcats

    Greg Katz

    It wasn't pretty, especially on defense, but USC showed the resolve necessary to get back in the win column.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2011