It’s a theme that Kiffin uses often — the power of USC. He uses it when talking about the spotlight on his program or when he is recruiting the next elite prospect. And when you take a snapshot of the current state of the USC brand name, it’s hard to argue with what he’s saying.
The talent has always been there for McDonald, but this year he has the maturity to use it. McDonald is now the team’s leader and anchor on defense. It’s also safe to presume Kiffin and company have worked on his tackling fundamentals, meaning late hits should be a non-factor this season.
What did Robey teach us last year? All together now … never force the Venus on the backside of spider-3 y banana in a 27-27 game. And why? Because Robey will pick you off and take you to the house. With 24 starts under his belt, Robey is only going to get better — and this year he seems poised to emerge as the Pac-12’s premier lockdown cornerback, if he’s not already. His special-teams skills make him a valuable asset as well.
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The go route was the first time Farmer had successfully went all out in a drill since the first day of spring practice in March, he said. In that span, he’s fallen way behind fourth-year man De’Von Flournoy for the third receiver spot, according to Trojans coach Lane Kiffin.