Wrapping up the previous forum with the defense the topic in this segment.
Q: bestlakersfan said:
Looking at the defense this year and the fact that it is their second year under Monte, I have a strong feeling that they will be very good. I would expect USC to be a top 20 D throughout the nation, and likely one of the top 2 in the Pac-12. The D-line should be dominante, the linebackers are above average and the secondary solid. What are your thoughts?
A: I think they should be better because it is Monte Kiffin’s second year though I think the jury is still out on defending spread offenses. I think the defensive line is above average, I’m not sure the linebackers are better than average right now unless the incoming freshmen make an immediate impact and I like T.J. McDonald and Nickell Robey in the secondary. But Tony Burnett’s making his first starts at cornerback next season and the other safety spot is suspect.