Devon Kennard is in the middle of Trojans’ plans for a revamped linebacker corps – LA Times

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By Gary Klein
Los Angeles Times

August 7, 2010

The summons from Monte Kiffin arrived before the start of spring practice.

Devon Kennard had moved from defensive end to strong-side linebacker during his freshman season at USC, but he was unsure how a new coaching staff viewed him.

Now, he was sitting in the office of the Trojans’ assistant head coach for defense, one of the most respected defensive minds in recent NFL history.

“We were just talking and he was asking me questions about alignments