As we continue our quasi-daily countdown towards the 2008 season, we are only 84 days away from seeing the Trojans march into Charlottesville, VA and taking on the Cavaliers. We threw the term "beast" around pretty loosely during last year's countdown and this year will be no exception. The first true beast on the team as we countdown this year is none other than senior defensive end, Kyle Moore.
Coming off a solid junior season where he started 11 games and had 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery along with 35 tackles. Moore's presence on the field disrupted several of the offenses we faced last season and his uncanny athletic ability allowed him to wreak havoc along the trenches. Moore is expected to start at defensive end this coming season after recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery before the start of spring practice. Here's hoping to a speedy recovery to Kyle so he can be a part of a flat out nasty duo of defensive ends for USC. Coupled with Everson Griffin, USC will suit up two of the most athletic defensive ends in the country.