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.
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.
Steve Bisheff takes a spin around college football -- and the rest of the sports world -- with glances at Washington, Penn State, Oregon and, of course, USC.