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.
Steve Bisheff warns USC fans of another shootout against Arizona State, marvels at Chip Kelly's offense and wonders about Blake Griffin's durability.
Greg Katz writes that Chip Kelly has become the latest innovator in college football, and some of his methods have rubbed off on USC.
No one's been able to figure out Oregon's offense this year, and for the Trojans to have a shot, they're going to need great linebacker play.
Greg Katz writes that the he problems plaguing USC this season have been all about setting up Oregon.
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.
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick locks down his commitment to the Trojans while USC makes a move for several offensive linemen.
Steve Bisheff laments certain coaching decisions and the lack of defense in bowls, while still wondering why Boise State was excluded from the BCS.
Monte Kiffin has magically turned USC's defense into an imposing unit after a rough start. But his excellence will be tested by Oregon.