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.
Steve Bisheff writes that the USC's loss to Arizona featured questionable coaching and a lack of discipline, two hallmarks of the Trojans this year.
They have different offenses and personalities, but dig deeper and you'll notice similarities between Lane Kiffin and Rich Rodriguez.
With USC's offense coming off a season-best performance and Arizona taking to Rich Rodriguez's spread attack, Saturday's matchup could produce big point totals.
While USC became bowl-eligible with its win over Colorado, the Trojans are looking for more against Arizona.
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.