USC's recruiting class certainly took some hits on signing day, but let's not lose sight of the players who did elect to become Trojans.
With the Sun Bowl on the horizon, Lane Kiffin is about to join a long list of coaches who led USC to bowl games. Not all of them are remembered fondly for their bowl performances.
USC's trio of Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron and Kennedy Polamalu takes a backseat to no one when it comes to recruiting the nation's best players.
Lane Kiffin has the opportunity to re-energize his team if he hires the right defensive coordinator. But hiring the wrong guy could have far-reaching ramifications.
USC Trojans practice is set to open and fans can't attend, but there's still a reasonable idea of what's going to happen.
Three new assistant coaches have signed on with USC, which has had a lot of success setting up its assistant coaches for greatness.
UCLA fired highly successful basketball coach Ben Howland because he didn't fulfill championship expectations. What could that mean for USC's Lane Kiffin?
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.
Several USC coaches that didn't win national championships had successful careers at Troy. But a coach at USC has to win a national title to be considered an elite Trojans coach.
With media attention expected to be at a fever pitch this season, Lane Kiffin should use some of the colorful quotes of legendary USC coach John McKay.
Howard Jones, John McKay, John Robinson and Pete Carroll have formed the Mt. Rushmore of national-championship winning coaches at USC. Lane Kiffin wants to join that fraternity this season.
To get the signature win of his coaching tenure, Lane Kiffin went back to the bruising formula that Pete Carroll used to dominate Notre Dame.