LOS ANGELES -- When Dion Bailey was moved from safety to linebacker in the spring of 2011, he didn't take too well to it.
In fact, he didn't like it at all.
Bailey was a national recruit coming out of Lakewood High School in 2010 where he picked off 12 passes over his final two seasons with the Lancers.
"Coming out of high school everybody thinks they're the best at what they do," Bailey said. "I thought I was the best safety in the world, but Coach Kiffin --Coach Lane and Coach Monte-- they know better than I do and it's been a great move for me."
He was quickly able to dust off the dislike for his position change and certainly didn't let that affect his play. Bailey was tied for the team lead with 81 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2011 despite not playing in last November's game at Colorado after suffering a concussion against Stanford the week before.
It was a move that really paid dividends for the Trojans, helping them evolve into a unit that only allowed four oppo...