Posted by Paul Peszko on August-19-2009 Add Comments

In Part I, I took a look at the defensive line, where USC lost three of the four regular starters. Now I want to preview the strongest and weakest points of the Trojan defense.

Let’s start with the strongest. It is certainly not news to anyone that the defensive backfield is the most experienced and talented facet of the Trojan defense.

Led by everyone’s All-American, Taylor Mays, a senior who has made just about every defensive watch list in college football, may very well be one of the top players in the nation. Playing strong safety last year, Mays switched over to free safety in spring practice and remains there so far during fall camp.

Joining Mays on the other side at strong safety is a rare six...

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