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.
In October, 'Carmageddon' could be coming to the Coliseum, if USC hosts Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the middle of L.A. rush hour.
They have different offenses and personalities, but dig deeper and you'll notice similarities between Lane Kiffin and Rich Rodriguez.
While USC became bowl-eligible with its win over Colorado, the Trojans are looking for more against Arizona.
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 wasn't pretty, especially on defense, but USC showed the resolve necessary to get back in the win column.
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.
Talking NCAA and Kiffin, receivers past and present, video boards, stadium security and financial security.