Embracing the aggressive

New defensive coordinator Pendergast has Trojans attacking, not reacting

Updated: March 13, 2013, 10:45 AM ET
By Steve Bisheff | WeAreSC
LOS ANGELES -- The old Tampa 2 defense is resting in peace -- or should we say pieces? -- at USC this spring. In its place is a new, aggressive, blitzing scheme featuring a 5-2 alignment that so far, in the first week of practice, has been as refreshing as one of those cool breezes wafting in on a lazy March afternoon.