WeAreSC Saturday links: Defense first

Erik McKinney writes: The defense ruled the way for USC again, with defensive end Wes Horton and cornerback Nickell Robey impressing.

Erik McKinney writesInsider: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., CB Chris Hawkins was all set to commit to Stanford this past week, but a USC offer on Friday has him rethinking things.

Erik McKinney writesInsider: At this time last year Curtis McNeal was an academic risk with a questionable future. Now he's a 1,000-yard rusher and a team leader.