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Trojans showing signs of life

Troubled early by a struggling defense, USC is beginning to turn things around

Updated: September 24, 2010, 2:10 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PULLMAN, Wash. -- It started early in training camp and just kept circulating like a morsel of celebrity gossip that gradually morphs into urban legend.

Everyone kept saying how good this USC defense was. Anchored by a big, athletic front seven, they said, it had a chance to be much more than good. If everything broke well, they said, it could be a force of nature that swallows opposing offenses like a storm.

Then, something happened. It played.

That night at ...

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