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  1. Preparing for the dive, the quarterback and the pitch

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Saturday was Monte Kiffin's final practice on the USC campus in charge of the USC Trojans defense. But he didn't want to talk about it as he walked off the Trojans' practice field for the final time. He did, however, want to talk a...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  2. 'No gray area' for USC defense in Sun Bowl

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Georgia Tech, USC's opponent in the approaching Sun Bowl, typically either scores a lot of points or very few. So Nickell Robey, the Trojans' top corner, expects the New Year's Eve game in El Paso, Texas to go in one of two directio...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  3. Marqise Lee says no more defense for him

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Marqise Lee won't be playing any defense this week, USC's star sophomore receiver said Tuesday. "No way," Lee said. "Not gonna happen." Of course, Lee's coach, Lane Kiffin, started all the talk about Lee playing on the other side...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  4. Monte Kiffin's defense in a rough patch

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Two games, 101 points, 1,318 yards given up and two losses, back-to-back, to Arizona and Oregon. Where does this USC Trojans defense, led by 72-year-old mastermind Monte Kiffin, go from here? "We've gotta re-evaluate the whole th...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  5. Bailey, Burnett epitomize changes on D

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Dion Bailey has long been the best example of the philosophical changes USC made nearly two years ago to get smaller and faster on defense. His move from safety to linebacker in the winter following the 2010 season epitomized the Tr...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. Arizona's distinctive defense a challenge

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Judging by the state of West Virginia's defense since coordinator Jeff Casteel left in January to follow Rich Rodriguez to Arizona, Casteel is a defensive genius. The Mountaineers have been lit up to the tune of 40 points per game t...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  7. Marqise Lee to stick to receiver

    Pedro Moura

    Marqise Lee tried, even though he knew he was bound to fail. He propositioned coach Lane Kiffin to let him play cornerback last week, following the Trojans' continued struggles at the position. He told him he could play defense while still logging...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  8. McDonald moves around on defense

    Pedro Moura

    For their most intriguing move of the year to date, USC's defensive coaches drew inspiration from their Tennessee days. Coach Lane Kiffin indicated that USC's defensive staffers -- dad Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, primarily --...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  9. Video: Kiffin after Wednesday's practice

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Here's USC coach Lane Kiffin talking to the media following the Trojans' Wednesday practice, addressing Syracuse's pass-heavy offense, health issues on the defense and the team's decision to hold a walk-through at MetLife Stadium on Fr...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  10. Goal-line drill sets off scuffle

    Pedro Moura

    The USC defense was dominating the offense in the Trojans' first goal-line drill of fall camp, and the offensive players weren't too happy about it. So, when Hayes Pullard made another tackle on a run play after the drill had been going for severa...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  11. The D gets the better of the O

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- By now, it's a time-honored cliche. The first few weeks of any football season, a team's defense is almost always ahead of a team's offense, coaches say. Defense is more about reacting than about doing; offensive timing takes longer...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  12. Temple out for the spring

    Pedro Moura

    USC defensive tackle Cody Temple is out for the rest of the Trojans' spring practice schedule after undergoing surgery on his right ankle over the weekend, Lane Kiffin announced Tuesday. Temple, a redshirt freshman who moved over to defense from t...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  13. Spring practice No. 3 notes

    Pedro Moura

    Notes from Saturday's practice and scrimmage that couldn't fit into our other coverage off the session: USC coach Lane Kiffin said the defense dominated the day on Saturday, and it was clear. The Trojans' offense scored just two touchdowns on 56 ...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  14. Video: Robey on first week of practice

    Pedro Moura

    Here's USC cornerback Nickell Robey talking after Saturday's scrimmage, which he was named MVP of by Lane Kiffin. He goes over the progress made by the Trojans' defense since the end of last season and makes a point of noting the differences new defe...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  15. Video: Lane Kiffin after Saturday's practice

    Pedro Moura

    Here's Trojans coach Lane Kiffin talking to the media after Saturday's morning session, going over his thoughts on the defense's apparent improvement so far this spring, what he expects out of the secondary this season and USC's options to lessen the...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  16. Where USC's 2012 recruiting class stands (Defense)

    Pedro Moura

    USC can sign 15 players this year as part of its 2012 recruiting class. It's likely the Trojans will ink all 15 of those players on signing day, although there is a possibility they could hold off on a player or two to save space for a last-second to...

    Blog | January 22, 2012