Clancy Pendergast says USC defense still has long way to go

USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast talks about his young and old talent, what he's learned about his squad and the production of Quinton Powell early in the spring.

Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is back at USC and so his ultra-aggressive, attacking schemes that are focused on getting after the quarterback and forcing turnovers. 

So the defense is saved, right? Not so fast, says Pendergast. 

"We've got a long ways to go."

Pendergast has been happy with the unit's work ethic, calling them "diligent." The defense has responded well to his teachings early on and that can't be hurt by his previous stint here and the revival he's had from some of the older guys on the defense, including linebackers Michael Hutchings and Quinton Powell.

The defense is still missing some key pieces with Osa Masina finally getting back on the practice field this week, safeties Chris Hawkins, John Plattenburg and Ykili Ross all out and Adoree' Jackson not participating in the spring as he focuses on spring. But so far, Pendergast has been encouraged.

Watch Clancy Pendergast talk about his young and old talent, what he's learned about his squad and the production of Powell early in the spring.

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