You can bet current USC players, future recruits and their families monitored and evaluated the draft soap opera of Matt Barkley, who in retrospect probably should have left after his junior season.
Following in the footsteps of Ronnie Lott and Matt Grootegoed, freshman safety Leon McQuay III is learning fast and making a big impact.
While 10 Trojans were selected in the 2008 draft, walk-on receiver Brad Walker saw his career, which was highlighted by being the intended receiver on Reggie Bush's ill-fated lateral against Texas, end.
A quiet, serene offseason just got complicated for USC football coach Lane Kiffin, who saw assistant coaches Joe Barry and Ted Gilmore leave for the NFL during the past week.
Sunday's Super Bowl might be lacking former Trojans, but USC has made its mark in the 46-year history of the game.
National signing day is now a national phenomenon, and USC fans are getting ready for the big day on Wednesday.
A look at 10 highly touted USC signees than didn't live up to their high school billing in Cardinal and Gold.
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.
No matter what direction he goes in with his NFL decision, Matt Barkley deserves respect and praise from USC fans for what he has done.