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  1. 2014 USC position-by-position defensive review

    Johnny Curren

    In its first year under the direction of Justin Wilcox, the USC defense had a season marked by highs and lows. Led by standout performers like Leonard Williams and Su'a Cravens, the Trojans were at times a fast and opportunistic bunch, finishing No. ...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. USC defense must be patient against Washington State's Air Raid

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans took part in a two-hour practice session on Wednesday in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets, following which USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said that he was pleased with the way that his players have worked this week com...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  3. Notebook: USC defense faces tough test in Utah's Devontae Booker

    Johnny Curren

    No. 20 USC took part in a two-hour practice session in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets on Wednesday morning, and with a game at No. 19 Utah coming up this Saturday, Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian said he liked what he saw from his team, and in ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  4. USC Trojans practice report

    Johnny Curren

    The Trojans took part in another physical, full-pads practice session in the blistering Southern California heat on Wednesday. For the second consecutive day, it featured plenty of 11-on-11 work with the No.1 offense going against the No. 1 defense, ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  5. USC position-by-position preview: defense

    Johnny Curren

    Set to play in a new scheme put in place by first-year USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, here's a position-by-position glance at how the Trojans look on defense as they inch closer and closer toward the team's season opener. Defensive line ...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Pullard, defense making smooth transition

    Johnny Curren

    Hayes Pullard has learned a thing or two about dealing with change in his time at USC. A fifth-year senior with 39 starts and 282 career tackles, he's playing in the third defensive system in as many years for the Trojans. Yet to the 6-foot-1, 230...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. USC spring battle spotlight: Cornerback

    Johnny Curren

    There's definite reason for optimism for first-year USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox heading into spring ball. After all, he inherits some key pieces from a unit that finished the 2013 campaign ranked No. 13 in the FBS in total defense (334.9 ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  8. Wilcox isn't starting over at USC

    Johnny Curren

    Joining Steve Sarkisian at the University of Washington following the 2011 season, up-and-coming defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox helped transform the Huskies' defense in the virtual blink of an eye, taking it from an underachieving group that all...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Oregon State aerial assault will test USC

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES - Coming off a morale-boosting 19-3 victory over Utah, USC (5-3 overall, 2-2 Pac-12) will travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on Oregon State (6-2 overall, 4-1 Pac-12) in a rare Friday night clash. The Trojans defense came through wit...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  13. USC conference call highlights: Oct. 27

    Johnny Curren

    Some selected quotes from USC head coach Ed Orgeron's Sunday night conference call following the Trojans' 19-3 victory over Utah. Orgeron on the performance of the USC defense versus Utah: "Obviously, a solid performance. The key to the game wa...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  14. 3 up, 3 down: USC 19, Utah 3

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 19-3 victory over Utah on Saturday. THREE UP 1. USC defense: The USC defense put together its most complete outing in more than a month, forcing four first-half turnovers and limit...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  15. Lane Kiffin conference call highlights

    Johnny Curren

    Here are some selected quotes from USC head coach Lane Kiffin's Sunday night conference call following the Trojans' 17-14 victory over Utah State. On USC's defense and special teams: "I think that the highlight of the game was the play of our d...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  16. 3 up, 3 down: USC 17, Utah State 14

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 17-14 victory over Utah State on Saturday: THREE UP 1. Team defense: For the fourth consecutive game the USC defense was flat-out stellar, limiting the Utah State offense -- which ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013