Marcus Martin is taking the adjustment from left guard to center in stride, getting as much mentoring as possible from Khaled Holmes.
For the second year in a row -- but only the fourth time in history -- the Super Bowl will be played without a former Trojans player in uniform.
USC's recruiting class has suffered some blows recently, but having all of their commits at the two big all-star games should be a benefit down the stretch.
Each new year is a reflection of hope and resolutions, and here are some Cardinal and Gold resolutions that might be appropriate for the coming year.
With the Sun Bowl on the horizon, Lane Kiffin is about to join a long list of coaches who led USC to bowl games. Not all of them are remembered fondly for their bowl performances.
The USC Trojans can unwrap these presents in Sun Bowl and beyond.
Maybe it's been a disappointing season, but after a couple seasons without a bowl appearance, the Trojans and their fans should enjoy the Sun Bowl.
USC's track record in non-marquee December bowl games isn't very good, so Trojans fans might want to be wary of their Sun Bowl matchup with Georgia Tech.
After the season began with dreams of a BCS national championship, Lane Kiffin will need to get his team motivated for the Sun Bowl.
With all the mini-controversies swirling around Lane Kiffin this season, Saturday's showdown with UCLA could have far-reaching implications.
UCLA might have surpassed USC in the standings, but the Bruins will need to beat the Trojans in a big game this weekend.
While USC became bowl-eligible with its win over Colorado, the Trojans are looking for more against Arizona.
If a shot at the BCS Championship is a bit far-fetched right now, a shot at the Rose Bowl isn't -- and that's exactly where the Trojans should be aiming.
In punishing the innocent players and coaches at Penn State, the NCAA made a similarly overbearing punishment like it did with the Trojans two years ago.
Several USC coaches that didn't win national championships had successful careers at Troy. But a coach at USC has to win a national title to be considered an elite Trojans coach.
Columnist Greg Katz says the USC Trojans and their fans should hope that Oregon does not suffer a probation that includes a bowl ban this upcoming season.