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.
Greg Katz goes over notable USC games at Washington in the past, many of which were played in Seattle's famous rain.
USC looks to get its season back on track against Cal, a team coming off a disappointing loss of its own.
USC is 2-0, but hasn't looked like the No. 2 team in the nation. The Trojans can make up for that with a nice win against Stanford this weekend.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
USC has gotten off to a good in-state start with its offensive line class. But with Matt Kalil leaving, the Trojans need out-of-state reinforcements.
USC played an outstanding game against Washington. But its hard to really focus on that with Oregon on deck.
If life was fair, there wouldn't have been a loser Saturday night. USC was saddled with that label but did a lot to excite its fans about the future.
Matt Barkley and Andrew Luck are elite quarterbacks, but having star signal-callers is not a new thing for USC and Stanford.
Talking NCAA and Kiffin, receivers past and present, video boards, stadium security and financial security.