LOS ANGELES -- There are a lot of balls in the air for Lane Kiffin these days as he juggles the process of attempting to right the USC football ship.
Two recent events were critical: the hiring of a defensive coordinator and a big recruiting weekend that featured plenty of top prospects. The hiring of Clancy Pendergast leading into the weekend was a key timing issue for Kiffin as the defensive recruits on the trip were anxious to meet and spent time with their prospective coordinator.
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