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LOS ANGELES --- USC defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has made a name for himself as an ace recruiter. However, he's not going to take credit for luring freshman defensive tackle Leonard Williams to Los Angeles from Daytona Beach, Fla.
That honor goes to defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. The architect of the famed Tampa 2 defense, Kiffin, is a legend in Buccaneers country. He made a return to his old stomping grounds and made a huge impact.
"You bring Monte to the Tampa area or Orlando --everybody remembers his days at Tampa--does a tremendous job," Orgeron said. "Monte went to the school and really captured all the coaches. (He) won the coaches over. The last night (Williams) was committed to Florida and we was on the phone until about midnight, 1 o'clock and he changed his mind because of the connections that Monte made plus Leonard came to camp and that helped."
It's a good thing for the Trojans the elder Kiffin said the right things at the righ...
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