There's nothing not to like about the Rose Bowl. But for college football to evolve and move to a playoff, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have to release their grip on the fabeled game.
Revamped defense must control Minnesota's mobile QB; special teams could play major role.
Talking Pac-12 versus Big Ten, catching passes, and what Minnesota could do to surprise USC.
Lane Kiffin showed his coaching chops last season, leading USC to a 10-2 record. But he'll be in the crosshairs in 2012, as Trojans fans will be expecting a championship contender.
The Trojans, who ruled the Pac-10 over much of the past decade, want to beat Oregon, the big dog of the present, to establish a future foothold.