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.
Steve Bisheff gives his take on the bowl season, from USC's ineptitude to Johnny Manziel's brilliance and everything in between.
A depressing performance in a depressing season is leaving USC fans, well, depressed. Unfortunately, the problems that arose in El Paso don't seem to be going away.
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.
USC has had the Sun Bowl blues, as it has lost its only two trips to El Paso, falling to Michigan State in 1990 and TCU in 1998.
After the season began with dreams of a BCS national championship, Lane Kiffin will need to get his team motivated for the Sun Bowl.
Steve Bisheff writes that Lane Kiffin needs to look in the mirror and improve as a coach if he wants to be the long-term answer for the Trojans.
With all the mini-controversies swirling around Lane Kiffin this season, Saturday's showdown with UCLA could have far-reaching implications.
USC can nip the UCLA resurgence in the bud, both on the field and on the recruiting trail, by beating the Bruins for a sixth consecutive time on Saturday.
UCLA might have surpassed USC in the standings, but the Bruins will need to beat the Trojans in a big game this weekend.