Before the season began, the USC Trojans figured to not have much trouble in the Pac-12. But the rest of the division suddenly looks resurgent.
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.
This week's Roundtable discusses the importance of USC being able to keep up with Oregon for four quarters at Autzen Stadium.
The Trojans, who ruled the Pac-10 over much of the past decade, want to beat Oregon, the big dog of the present, to establish a future foothold.