I mentioned speaking to an NFL defensive coordinator over the weekend. One thing I was curious about was what he thought about the defensive backs.
“(Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast) doesn’t protect his corners,” he said. “He doesn’t like to change coverages. Sometimes you move your best corner off the best wide receiver to boost his confidence. USC doesn’t do that. They are very predictable.”
I suppose none of this should surprise anyone. On the other hand, Pendergast could respond he has a third-team All-American cornerback.