- Garry Paskwietz, Publisher, WeAreSC.com
The WeAreSC staff answers questions heading into the Trojans' game vs. Washington State.
Who was your Game One MVP?
Garry Paskwietz: Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. When Pendergast was hired, coach Lane Kiffin mentioned the fact that one of the appealing things about him was how quickly Pendergast turned around the Cal defense in his first year there. Well, it was only one game and it was against an overwhelmed quarterback for the Hawaii Warriors but the Trojans' defense certainly looked to be headed in a different direction from what was seen in 2012. USC was attacking, and multiple guys were making plays. That is a positive step to be taken from the opener.