Kevin O'Neill the scientist is back in the lab
Something is always going on in the chemistry lab that is USC coach Kevin O'Neill's office. Known for being a tireless worker, O'Neill is constantly devising new tactics to try to trip up future opponents. It's a big reason why Jio Fontan is such a huge supporter of his coach, whom he likens to a scientist.
"The schemes we come up with, they're usually not your basic schemes as far as how you go against your opponents; it's more broken down to a real scientific structure like I like to call it, and he does a great job of it," Fontan said at Thursday's men's basketball media day at Pac-12 Networks HQ in San Francisco. "His ability to lock in and kind of study the game tapes is deeper than I've ever seen any other coach do in my experiences."
USC's full podium session from media day is here: