After what seems to be an early start to the season, things will get tough for the Trojans starting on Sept. 28, when a three-game stretch att Arizona State, home for Arizona and at Notre Dame kicks off.
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.
With USC's defense struggling mightily against the spread offense, it creates an awkward situation for Lane and Monte Kiffin.
USC can still force a rematch with Oregon in the Pac-12 title game, but the Trojans will have to go a long way to earn it.
Greg Katz writes that Chip Kelly has become the latest innovator in college football, and some of his methods have rubbed off on USC.
Greg Katz writes that the he problems plaguing USC this season have been all about setting up Oregon.
Columnist Greg Katz says the USC Trojans and their fans should hope that Oregon does not suffer a probation that includes a bowl ban this upcoming season.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
Probation hasn't killed the Trojans. In fact, after its big win over Oregon Saturday, USC seems like it's just as good as ever.
When trying to figure out the brilliance of the Oregon offense, it's best to look at some different offenses from the past.
USC played an outstanding game against Washington. But its hard to really focus on that with Oregon on deck.
An impressive victory over Colorado has USC on pace for a potential 10-win season. But the road to double digits is not an easy one.
Talking NCAA and Kiffin, receivers past and present, video boards, stadium security and financial security.