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LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive end Morgan Breslin has been the talk of the Trojans defense through four games, but you won't hear a peep from him.
Via the USC Sports Information Department, he's respectfully declined interview requests from members of the media since he stepped on campus. His teammates don't hear much from him either.
"We don't hear him talk," said USC head coach Lane Kiffin. "All he says is 'Fight On.'"
Instead, Breslin lets his play do the talking for him. The junior college transfer from Diablo Valley College is leading No. 13 USC in sacks, five, and tackles for loss, 9.5.
It's familiar ground for him. He led the state in those same categories last season in junior college.
Last week in USC's win over Cal, Breslin led the charge with 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss. For his efforts, he was named the CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week and CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the week.
BEST OF MAXIM
Lane Kiffin gave his team the day off on Thursday. It will be their first of two off days in three days during the bye week.
As the Trojans go through the bye, Kiffin's two most glaring concerns have been eased.
First and foremost was depth at running back. That problem disappeared when Silas Redd showed up from Penn State.
The one-two punch of Curtis McNeal and Redd showed...
USC defensive back Brian Baucham remains hospitalized because of an unspecified breathing issue that occurred after the fifth-year senior played in Saturday's game against California, a person close to the situation said Monday.
Baucham, from Torrance, was in intensive care and on a ventilator Saturday and Sunday, but he was removed from the device Monday and his condition was...
USC junior defensive end Morgan Breslin has been who Coach Lane Kiffin is calling the biggest surprise of the season. Breslin declines to comment.
LOS ANGELES --- Abe Markowitz remembers it all too well. It was his redshirt freshman season in 2009. After playing sparingly in the season opener against San Jose State, as a walk-on, he was left behind when the team traveled to Ohio State.
Then-freshman quarterback Matt Barkley led the team on a 95-yard game winning drive and the Trojans left the Horseshoe with an 18-15 win.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following the Trojans' Tuesday practice. USC has a bye this week before playing a Thursday night game in Utah next week.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following Wednesday's practice. The Trojans have a bye this week before traveling to Utah for their Thursday night game.
No. 13 USC enters its bye week 3-1 on the season. Coach Lane Kiffin says his Trojans' are mentally and physically tired and need the rest.
No. 13 USC will travel to play Utah next Thursday. In the meantime, Coach Lane Kiffin changed up the practice schedule and routine to give his team time to rest and recover before getting back to game action.