- Steve Bisheff, WeAreSC.com
The kids had to learn, but so did the old man.
The defensive nightmare of a year ago couldn't be wiped out until USC's frisky young players could adjust to a slightly hobbling, 71-year-old coaching legend's own revelations about his new job.
Monte Kiffin, the one-time guru of NFL defenses, has been forced to call a few audibles of his own since returning fulltime to college coaching.
Monte Kiffin may be grandfather to the head coach's kids, but even he knows fielding a defense the likes of last season's wont cut it in Troy.