LOS ANGELES - If youve turned on a USC game this season, chances are a No. 18 on defense has popped up on your screen more than once.
That safety-turned-linebacker is Dion Bailey. Hes been all over the field and one could make the argument Baileys the USC defensive MVP this season. Hes leading the team in interceptions, passes defended and is third on the team in tackles. Normally after he makes a play, hes telling someone about it - usually the opposition.
Just what is he saying?
Im just trying to get into the opponent's head, said the 20-year-old Bailey with a smile.
When it comes to trash talking, Bailey ranks at or near the top of the list as one of the Trojans best trash talkers on the team. Its a part of his game that goes back to his days of youth football with the Carson Colts.
Our Pop Warner coach, Rob Watson, he was always yelling like that, talking mess, said USC wide receiver Robert Woods, whos known Bailey since they were four-years-old and was teammate of his ...