After what seems to be an early start to the season, things will get tough for the Trojans starting on Sept. 28, when a three-game stretch att Arizona State, home for Arizona and at Notre Dame kicks off.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.
It's no secret that the Arizona schools have a deep foundation of California talent. But several excellent players have gone from Arizona to USC over the years.
To win in Sun Devil Stadium, USC had to avoid turnovers, mental mistakes and get sound coaching. That didn't exactly happen.
Sun Devil Stadium is a place for hot activity, from 100-degree weather to great on-field moments.
Talking NCAA and Kiffin, receivers past and present, video boards, stadium security and financial security.