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.
While USC became bowl-eligible with its win over Colorado, the Trojans are looking for more against Arizona.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.