For all the talk of unfinished business, last year's USC story lacked a happy ending. Now the program begins a new chapter hoping for better.
Lane Kiffin is looking to live up to his reputation as a strong recruiting closer in the final week before signing day
There are a lot of questions facing USC in 2013, including the play of Max Wittek, Robert Woods' decision to stay or enter the NFL draft and Lane Kiffin's coaching hot seat.
Notre Dame's ability to master the details, and USC's inability to take care of the little things, is why the Irish are going to the national title game and the Trojans have a fifth loss.
USC's offensive stars in their part in a 38-17 win over Arizona State, but it was the surprisingly dominate play of the defense that really shined.
After coming up short against Oregon on Saturday, USC can only hope to see Oregon again in the Pac-12 title game.
While USC's offense was prolific and the Trojans kept fighting back, they were a step behind No. 4 Oregon at all times in the Ducks' 62-51 victory Saturday.
Coming off a bitterly disappointing loss to Arizona, the Trojans find themselves searching for answers as it tries to close out the season on a positive.
A look at the expected and unexpected performances throughout the first half of the season.
Issues at one cornerback spot have the Trojans considering some radical solutions, including playing star wide receiver Marqise Lee on defense.
A look back on the first four games of the Trojans' 2012 season and a look at what's to come.
USC has struggled to find a No. 3 receiver behind Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. With tight ends such as Randall Telfer and Xavier Grimble, the Trojans might not need to make a choice.
Matt Barkley threw for over 350 yards and four touchdowns and led his team to nearly 50 points. And it doesn't seem to surprise anyone anymore.
The USC Trojans took it easy in Thursday's practice in preparation for their scrimmage on Friday.
USC might be on the West Coast, but its style has held up well, both in the trenches and on the scoreboard, against the SEC.
This week's Roundtable is all about the hardware, as the WeAreSC panel hands out its postseason awards.