While a lot of Pac-12 schools have hit home runs with recent coaching hires, history suggests that there's no failsafe formula to ensure success.
With savvier recruits and coaches with wayward eyes, recruiting has turned into quite the poker game.
Even with some recent attrition, USC faces more roster juggling to adhere to scholarship limits. DaJohn Harris also makes his move at the Shrine Bowl.
Steve Bisheff laments certain coaching decisions and the lack of defense in bowls, while still wondering why Boise State was excluded from the BCS.