Run Defense

USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin defended the Trojans’ run defense against Arizona State.
“If you take away the (70-yard) touchdown they only had 99 yards on 35 carries,” Kiffin said. “That’s not bad.”

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  • Trojan Conquest

    It’s the pass defense that sucks.

  • kareem-a-wheat

    What does it matter on the run game. SC couldn’t stop the short passing game and that’s why they got beat. They have good players so just maybe the coaching is to blame.
    Same as last year. Better players same coaching scheme that can’t stop a spread style offense. There was zero adjustment to the defensive game plan after halftime. OMG we’re in trouble fans. Better teams with better offenses are yet to come. SC will win two more games for rest of the year. Hopefully then, Haden will come to his senses and hire a coach and staff who belongs in a top ten program.

  • usc3051

    That was my observation, no adjustment at all to the short sideways passing game. I could tell from the alignments on 3rd down what play was coming and I have no coaching experience. Personnel not withstanding, the defensive schemes are predictable. ASU knew exactly how to attack the Tampa 2 alignment all night long. I am hoepful but beginning to think there are many more challenges (losses) looming.

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here.

    Kiffin’s got more excuse than NOBS does male customers, and that’s saying a lot

  • oregon111

    watch out for Foles – that guy puts the ball right on the money

    and if you blitz, he finds the open guy

    only way to stop Foles is to get pressure from D line and cover the field w/ everyone else

    he doesn’t like to throw it away – easier to get a coverage sack than a blitzing sack on him

  • Carlos

    Hey, we would have beat Texas if we stopped Vince Young on last drive, that’s not bad, is it? I do hope the team matures on defense but I have the bad feeling that we will be outcoached too often to be a big time team anytime soon.

  • uscmike

    If a frog had wings, it wouldn’t bump its ass. The fact is USC did give up the 70 yard TD run, which gave ASU the lead and momentum that they carried for the rest of the first half. Osweiller also burned USC by scrambling on third down runs to sustain drives.

  • ThaiMex

    What the hell is this…The USC school of “IF’s”. Every losing game (that’s nearly 1/2 of all conference games played) is followed with an excuse that starts with “IF”. You can’t spell EXCUSE without USC!
    Fit on anyway!
    (just a thought, If…. the team had worn BLACK socks last weekend, they might have won!)

  • USConquer

    If? If?? IF??!! What the F is wrong with Monte? If they didn’t have a run for 70 yards?? THEY DID MOnte!! Stop being a mf’en loser and coach those boys up, you dirt bag!!

  • gotroy22

    If you took away the last inning the Red Sox made the playoffs.

  • Cheatthesystem

    If Christian Tatupu (sic)had taken an angle instead of following the runner, there would not have been a 70 yd TD on the first series of the game!

  • USC Anteater

    I hate those kinds of justifications. And if you take away all of their plays they had 0 yards. If you take away all of their defensive plays we had 1000. A loss is a loss. What are we doing to prevent another 70 yard play from Arizona in the next game? That’s what I want to hear about.

  • Yeah Monte, and NOBS had a d!ck he would be a man.

  • If NOBS had a d!ck, he would be a man.

  • Trojan 70

    Thanks CerritosLob for your double post on private parts. That is what we have come to expect from you – must be your education.
    As to the topic, Pops is way past his prime. He will be exposed other conference QB’s (certainly not ucla I might add) this year as being totally ineffective. the question remains – what will Haden do to force the issue.

  • N0BS

    BruinRob: Good one! a little crude, but good!

    Correction however, even a stapled on dick wouldn’t make me a man.

    Oh great, now everyone will have to endure my mental-patient-without-his-meds lame attempt at a come-back.

    It sucks to be NOBS.

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    @ThaiB!tch, IF ucla didn’t completely SUCK you might either A) spend less time on this blog or B) have a reason to trash USC fans (doesn’t quite make sense why you come here—your team is an embarrassment to football.