In the unpredictable world of recruiting, it's great to get five-star prospects. But a team's success often comes down to coaching and player development.
A look at the expected and unexpected performances throughout the first half of the season.
An easy victory gave USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin a chance to empty the benches early against Hawaii, giving first-year players some valuable experience.
News, notes and nuggets from inside the USC lockeroom after Saturday's season-opening win against Hawaii