USC Trojans running back Tre Madden and defensive end Devon Kennard were poised to be major contributors before season-ending injuries in 2012.
Building a defensive tackle rotation with freshmen and sophomores is a big challenge for USC DL coach Ed Orgeron; Marqise Lee, D.J. Morgan offensive bright spots on a day dominated by the D.
John Baxter might not have gotten much acclaim when hired as USC's special teams coach two years ago, but his aggressive approach to special teams and academics has made an impact.
Lane Kiffin has insisted on finding difference-making athletes on the recruiting trail. Marqise Lee and Dion Bailey are examples of the players and production he's looking for.
Trojans DT DaJohn Harris takes his nickname lightly, but his leadership role seriously for USC, writes Garry Paskwietz