Andrew Luck. Robert Griffin III. Johnny Manziel. All elite quarterbacks from the state of Texas whom the Longhorns didn't offer or land, which exacerbates the signal-caller problems the Longhorns have had since Colt McCoy graduated.
USC's last loss was last October in triple overtime to Stanford. But that defeat might have been the inspiration for USC's returned swagger.
Denard Robinson's passing numbers under center are shockingly efficient. It's a small sample size, but rating actually is better than Andrew Luck's at Stanford last season.
It may come as little consolation right now, but USC's performance in its triple-overtime loss to Stanford is one to be proud of.
Yes, Stanford has a star quarterback in Andrew Luck, but how USC deals with the Cardinal's physicality is the biggest key to Saturday's game.
This week's Roundtable breaks down the Stanford game's importance to the Trojans' season.
Although the win at Notre Dame was huge, a bigger, badder opponent in Stanford arrives in Los Angeles this week.