LOS ANGELES Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin mentioned on a national radio show early Thursday that he should have delegated more during his time with the Trojans.
Delegating has been, arguably, one of the most effective tactics for interim head coach Ed Orgeron. He's let his coaches coach, intent on encouraging players on the sideline during games.
It's allowed coaches and players to take more ownership in the program and there have been plenty of changes within each position group.
"It's freedom," said fifth-year senior De'Von Flournoy. "You get to play with a type of swagger that was here my freshman year when Coach (Pete) Carroll was here. I feel like Coach O has brought that back to this team to where you feel like you're playing for something besides just a victory.
"You're playing for the whole Trojan family now. It's not a pressure now. You accept it to play better."
Flournoy is a part of a group of players that were afterthoughts have become key contributors.