Defenders stand out

Defense, third wide receiver battle highlight the day

Updated: August 9, 2012, 3:17 PM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | WeAreSC
LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans' third practice of fall camp was the first to be held in the afternoon, and it was a hot one, with the players in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts. USC head coach Lane Kiffin said the front-line players for the Trojans were able to handle the heat fine, but some of the younger, second-line players did not fare as well.

It was a day for the defense Wednesday, as Kiffin said that unit outplayed the offense. Dion Bailey had an interception off Cody Kessler on a bubble screen attempt. Kiffin also singled out Demetrius Wright as having played well so far in camp, saying Wright has "turned a corner."

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