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  1. Planning for success: USC Trojans

    Garry Paskweitz

    The USC defense is off to a strong start in 2013, but its biggest test of the young season awaits on Saturday in the form of Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton, a talented junior who has put up huge numbers in the Aggies spread offense. Keeton is ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  2. USC Trojans defense struggled with up-tempo Pac-12 offenses

    Johnny Curren

    In looking back at USC's 2012 defense, The Trojans did some good things, but their inability to stop up-tempo spread offense was their downfall.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  3. Built to Perform: USC run defense

    Garry Paskwietz

    One of the key areas for USC in its upcoming game with UCLA is the ability of the Trojans to stop the Bruins' run game. UCLA runs a no-huddle, spread offense featuring senior tailback Johnathan Franklin, who is among the nation's leading rushers, ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  4. Five storylines: USC-Arizona St.

    Garry Paskwietz

    Here are five storylines as USC (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) hosts Arizona State (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) at the Coliseum on Saturday. 1. USC defense vs. another spread offense: The last two weeks have not been kind to the Trojans when it comes to facing spread off...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Why does USC resist the spread?

    Mark Saxon

    Flipping between a USC game and an Oregon game feels a little bit like fast-forwarding five decades. If you squint real hard while watching USC, you can mistake Matt Barkley's cardinal jersey for Joe Naimath's crimson Alabama jersey. In fact, if y...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Five Storylines: USC-Arizona

    Garry Paskwietz

    The five key storylines as No. 9 USC (6-1 overall, 4-1 Pac 12) takes on Arizona (4-3, 1-3) in a Pac-12 showdown. 1. USC defense vs. Arizona spread offense: On paper, this will be the toughest offensive opponent the Trojans have faced this year. Th...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  8. Key to the game: USC D vs. spread O

    Jeremy Hogue

    What is the key for the USC defense in terms of slowing down the Arizona hurry-up spread offense? Arizona's spread is a pass-first spread that is still, in essence, option football. The Wildcats simply do it through the air more than on the ground...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  9. USC Trojans emphasizing speedy linebackers to stick with spread

    Kyle Williams

    With the spread offense taking hold in the Pac-12, USC has undergone a philosophical change with its linebackers.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  10. Video: Recruiting against the spread

    Garry Paskwietz and Kyle Williams take you through what USC has to do differently in recruiting to help defend against the spread offense....

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  11. Heralded defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin key for USC Trojans a...

    Steve Bisheff

    Monte Kiffin has magically turned USC's defense into an imposing unit after a rough start. But his excellence will be tested by Oregon.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2011
  12. DBs prepare for Gray and the spread

    Pedro Moura

    What do USC's defensive backs have to prepare for against a team running a spread offense like Minnesota? They have to be ready for deep balls, thrown early and thrown often. They have to be ready for the quarterback, MarQueis Gray, to cut broken ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  13. USC might use spread offense in 2011

    Mark Saxon

    As spread offenses have revolutionized college football in the last decade or so, USC had always staunchly refused to go with the tide, sticking with its two-back, pro-style offense. Coach Lane Kiffin said that may be about to change. Due to schol...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  14. Thursday practice report: Breakdown

    Pedro Moura

    Notes, quotes and video from Thursday's practice, the last of the trio of early-morning sessions this week: The big news out of practice was an intriguing comment from USC coach Lane Kiffin about the spread offense. Specifically, he said that bec...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  15. 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
  16. Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC keys

    Garry Paskwietz

    1. Defending the option: Don't look now, USC defense, but another variation of an option offense is on the way. After giving up big numbers against spread option teams in 2012 - most notably 730 total yards and 61 points against Oregon - the Trojans ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012