They have different offenses and personalities, but dig deeper and you'll notice similarities between Lane Kiffin and Rich Rodriguez.
Today's top HS players from Southern California grew up rooting for the Reggie Bush-era Trojans, and it's making it easier for USC to recruit.
Cody Kessler might not have prototypical size, but the redshirt freshman is hoping his swagger and gamesmanship wins him USC's backup quarterback job.
With the spread offense taking hold in the Pac-12, USC has undergone a philosophical change with its linebackers.
Kenny Bigelow, a junior defensive tackle that committed to USC last week, and freshman quarterback commit David Sills V lead a cohesive six-pack of elite prospects at Bear (Del.) Red Lion Academy.
While bye weeks represent a week off from the grind of the schedule, how a team approaches it can tell the tale for the rest of its season.
One year after his appointment as athletic director, former USC legend Pat Haden is rebuidling the program in his own squeaky-clean image.