LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans opened up the 2013 spring ball practice session with a spirited workout, which is typical for the first day of spring. "I thought things looked good today," USC coach Lane Kiffin said.
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With USC's recruiting class of 2013 now signed, sealed and delivered, here's a look at where the newest Trojans might potentially fit into the depth-chart in a possible 3-4 look under new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans practiced under beautiful conditions out on Brian Kennedy/Howard Jones field once again on Wednesday, and there was a definite upbeat tone on the day for what turned out to be a sharp practice, particularly on the offensive side of the ball -- a positive sign considering how the Trojans struggled in that department against Stanford.
The Trojans hit the field on Tuesday to prepare for their Pac-12 opener at Stanford this Saturday, and while much of the media attention has focused on USC's three-game losing streak to the Cardinal -- in particular last season's 56-48 triple overtime loss -- quarterback Matt Barkley commented afterward that the team is only focused on the task at hand.
D-line encouragement: It's no secret that one of the biggest concerns for the Trojans heading into the season was the lack of experience along the defensive line, a situation that wasn't helped when Wes Horton was forced to miss the game.
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LOS ANGELES -- The No. 1-ranked USC Trojans returned to practice on Monday afternoon after Sunday's scrimmage, which saw a disciplined defense but a lackluster offense. Here are today's practice highlights: • The Trojans worked out in helmets, pads, and black shorts.
The Trojans held their first scrimmage of fall camp on a hot Friday afternoon at the Coliseum. It wasn't a crisp performance as several front-line starters were held out or limited in action and there were ball security issues for the offense.
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The first thing Lane Kiffin talked about Tuesday after practice was how it was a normal second day of fall camp in which the veteran players do well but the young guys struggle as the coaches are adding more stuff for them to learn.
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LOS ANGELES -- USC head coach Lane Kiffin said one of his biggest concerns coming out of spring ball was the depth on the interior of the defensive line. Kiffin made it clear that he was talking about players outside of George Uko, who locked up the defensive tackle spot with flashes of dominant play this spring.
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