Greg Katz writes that USC energized its fan base with its 27-9 bounce-back victory over Cal.
While it's easy to be gloomy, things aren't all bad for USC, as an opponent it's beaten eight straight times, Cal, is next on the schedule.
USC has won eight in a row against the Bears, but Cal looks to snap that streak on the heels of a strong performance against Ohio State.
USC looks to get its season back on track against Cal, a team coming off a disappointing loss of its own.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
The announcements of Kevon Seymour and Ellis McCarthy are just the beginning of a crazy recruiting month for USC.
The difference in the reactions of the families of Kevon Seymour and Landon Collins highlight the extremes of the recruiting process.
They may have different styles, but you won't find better recruiters in the nation than USC's Ed Orgeron and California's Tosh Lupoi.
With two recent decommits, a past decommit pretty much gone and another commit visiting Cal this weekend, it's an uneasy time for USC fans.
Several Pac-12 North teams are primed for big recruiting finishes, as Stanford, Cal, Oregon and Washington are in on many top prospects.
Junior college safety Gerald Bowman reflects on his official visit to Cal and gives updates about future visits.
Cal might not be the most formidable opponent, but USC's performance on Thursday should not be dismissed.
USC rides the performance of the lines, coaching adjustments to decisive victory over Cal.
California might have thought that USC and its leaky defense was a good homecoming opponent, but the Trojans defense proved otherwise.
After slow start, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle's Michael Hutchings is proving to be a top prospect; Gerald Bowman, Arik Armstead attending the USC-Cal game.