USC Football: Don't Look Now but the Trojans Defense Is Back

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USC Football: Don't Look Now but the Trojans Defense Is Back
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Leonard Williams

With all of the negativity surrounding USC's football program in 2013, wouldn't it be nice to find something for fans to smile about?

Of course, that "something" is coordinator Clancy Pendergast's defense, which has been a revelation so far this year.

Ranked No. 11 in the nation in total defense, Pendergast's unit has smothered this season's two opponents—Hawaii and Washington State—allowing an average of 226 yards overall.

In a season which has provided very little enjoyment for its fans, the Trojan defense has been the one thing they can take pride in.

So, expanding on the positive, let's take a look at what makes this defense so special.

And, while we do, we can forget—at least for a while—the myriad of other problems this team has.

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