Jeff Casteel has admittedly lost some sleep thinking of all the receivers his unit is going to see in 2012, starting in fall camp and stretching through the Pac-12 season.
"Wide receivers are everywhere. That's a problem. I'm having trouble sleeping in the desert thinking about all of the guys we're going to have to face this fall. There is so much talent in the conference and they are all well-coached. You go from Oregon running up-tempo to Stanford grinding it out. You really see the full gambit."
If we had to guess, we'd say that Casteel has also spent some time late at night thinking of the deep talent pool that USC is working with at receiver as well.
While those not familiar with the 3-3-5 see it as a far cry from the more "traditional" defenses, Casteel offers a gentle reminder that football is simple at its core.
"Football is football. A little more gets made (of the 3-3-5) than there really is. It's not much different. It's an odd front, but it's still about getting off blocks and staying square and using your hands and getting people on the ground. Those are the things you focus on. If you are a good fundamentals team, you'll have a chance for success."