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USC works on shoring up the defense
USC works on shoring up the defense

It was a performance that brought back memories of famously poor USC defensive efforts against Arizona State in 2013 and Oregon in 2009, 2010 and 2012. Boston College gained 506 yards, 452 rushing, in its upset victory over the Trojans. First-year defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox accepted the blame. "Obviously, I didn't do a good job preparing us," Wilcox said Wednesday. "So I'll take that 100%" Wilcox, who coached with Steve Sarkisian at Washington, installed a 3-4 scheme last spring. The Trojans gave up 317 yards in a season-opening rout of Fresno State and 413 in a narrow victory at Stanford. The Boston College collapse sent USC plummeting from...

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