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  1. Wrapping up USC's first week of bowl practices

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Here's a look at everything else that happened with the USC Trojans this week, including their first two bowl practices, an early trip to El Paso and more: Defensive coordinator plans USC coach Lane Kiffin won't begin the formal ...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  2. What happened to USC's defensive line?

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Monte Kiffin has a saying he likes to tell his USC defensive players before every game. "You see a little, you see a lot," Kiffin says. "You see a lot, you see nothing." It takes a while to process, but it makes sense. Kiffin wan...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  3. Williams doesn't take long to establish himself

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Leonard Williams didn't know too many of USC's defensive players when the Trojans were recruiting him around this time last season. He knew Dion Bailey and Hayes Pullard, the two young linebackers, and defensive backs Nickell Robey ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Morgan Breslin, the silent star

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- The surprise star of the 2012 USC football team does not like to talk, but he sure does like to sack. Morgan Breslin, the Trojans' junior-college transfer who has been a revelation at defensive end through four games this year, has ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. Postgame notes: USC beats Cal

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- No. 13 USC Trojans beat California Golden Bears for the ninth straight season on Saturday at the Coliseum, 27-9. Here are news, notes and quotes from the game that won't make it into our other coverage from the day: Seven sacks C...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  7. Orgeron about to find out about his line

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- USC Trojans defensive line coach Ed Orgeron is anxious for Saturday's game against the Stanford Cardinal. Anxious because his Trojans will be going against the best offensive line they've faced this season. Anxious because his unit ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. Postgame notes: USC-Hawaii

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Here are notes and quotes from USC's 49-10 win over Hawaii on Saturday that won't make it into our other coverage of the game. Defensive line takes criticism to heart Ed Orgeron is loud. He can also be quite convincing. And th...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  9. How to avoid hitting a wall

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Everyone knows about the freshman wall. It's just like the proverbial rookie wall -- at some point in your first-ever experience at a new level of sport, you stop improving and start fighting to avoid stagnation. In college footb...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  10. Film study: Cal

    Pedro Moura

    Here's the sixth post in our 'film study' series. Every other day from now until Aug. 25, we're watching one of the games USC played last season and putting up a set of pertinent-to-this-year notes, going of course in chronological order from the ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. A two-way race at defensive end

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- J.R. Tavai found out on Sunday. With Devon Kennard out for the foreseeable future because of a torn pectoral muscle, coachLane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron decided that the sophomore would be playing defensive end in his place and freshman...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  12. Fall camp practice No. 1 notes

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- USC opened its 2012 fall camp under the lights last night at Howard Jones Field. We had video of Lane Kiffin's post-practice press conference last night, as well as stories on Silas Redd's USC debut and what his new teammates thought o...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  13. Analyzing the 2012 depth chart

    Pedro Moura

    USC released its annual end-of-spring depth chart last week, which we posted mostly without comment at the time. Here, now, is our position-by-position analysis of what Lane Kiffin and Co. released, with an eye on what it means for the 2012 Trojans. ...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  14. The intricacies of Devon Kennard's game

    Pedro Moura

    Devon Kennard never expected he'd record only two sacks as a co-starting defensive end for the USC Trojans last season, but that's exactly what happened. In fact, it took the then-junior until the eighth game of the 2011 season to bring down an op...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  15. The defensive line rotation

    Pedro Moura

    USC already has its starting defensive ends identified in Devon Kennard and Wes Horton, and its top three tackles organized too. But that's not enough. The Trojans need more linemen capable of logging 10-20 snaps a game to provide breathers for th...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  16. Spring practice No. 9 notes

    Pedro Moura

    Notes from Saturday's scrimmage at the Coliseum that won't make it into our other coverage off the session: Quarterback Matt Barkley did not participate in the scrimmage portion of practice, giving way to backups Cody Kessler and Max Wittek. Witt...

    Blog | March 31, 2012