In his first season as USC football’s glitzy new coach, offensive wunderkind Lincoln Riley turned the Trojans from a Pac-12 to a College Football Playoff Contender. In characteristic Riley fashion, USC football was one of the most potent offensive outfits in the country, but were let down by a squishy defense that surrendered more than 40 points in each of USC’s two losses (both of which were to Utah). After hitting the transfer portal hard this offseason, though, Riley is confident that he now has a defense that’s good enough to take full advantage of Heisman winning quarterback Caleb Williams‘ presumed last year on campus.