USC defense review and 2013 preview 

December, 11, 2012
Our look back at the USC defense for 2012 and a look ahead for what to expect in 2013.

What was good in 2012: The emergence of a pair of newcomers on the defensive line in Morgan Breslin and Leonard Williams.

Heading into the season, the depth along the line was a major concern and both players were unknown commodities. Breslin was the one to break out first, notching one sack in each of the first two games and 3.5 sacks in game four against California. His motor and pursuit skills were a pleasant surprise and by the end of the season he led the Trojans with 12 sacks while being named second team All-Pac-12.