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USC defense must blend old with new


Every year, across the country, the same thing happens: Schools hire a new head football coach or new assistants. Once spring practice starts, the new schemes and playbooks that each new coach brings are proclaimed to be so much better than those that came before. Sure enough, early returns on new USC Defensive Coordinator Clancy […]

Kiffin takes a chance in DC hire


With national signing day fast approaching, USC coach Lane Kiffin crossed off the most glaring issue of the offseason this past week when he officially named Clancy Pendergast his new defensive coordinator. Prior to a report on Pendergast’s impending hiring, little had been reported regarding possible candidates or coaches that had interviewed with Kiffin for […]