Defense shines on goal line 

August, 12, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Sunday afternoon full-pads practice marked the end of the first week of fall camp drills and it featured a spirited goal-line session that was dominated by the defense.

Lane Kiffin said “it’s always exciting” when a goal line drill is held and this one was no exception, at least for the defense. More than a dozen plays were run and the offense only scored once, coming on a pass from Matt Barkley to Marqise Lee over Nickell Robey.

Otherwise, the defense held and -- as the plays went by without the offense getting into the end zone -- the defense got more and more fired up. Some of the highlights included George Uko stopping Curtis McNeal up the middle, a Robey pass break-up of a Barkley attempt to Robert Woods and several stops on runs by Soma Vainuku and Silas Redd. The defensive line for that drill featured Leonard Williams, Antwaun Woods, Uko and J.R. Tavai.