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.
Marcus Martin is taking the adjustment from left guard to center in stride, getting as much mentoring as possible from Khaled Holmes.
USC baby boomers have seen a lot of good times, and now they're hoping for another great run under Lane Kiffin.
With several USC recruits and targets having gone quiet before signing day, it's hard to tell if that's a good or bad sign for the Trojans.
USC's recruiting class was moving along awesomely in August. But a poor season and coaching controversy has made things a bit more complicated.
The Longhorns used to have a fence around Texas, but now nearby programs are rising up, out-of-state powers are chiming in and conferences like the SEC and Pac-12 erode UT's turf.
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.
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 UCLA on the rise and both teams fighting for a spot in the Pac-12 title game, this year's USC-UCLA game could turn out to be a classic rivalry shootout.
UCLA might have surpassed USC in the standings, but the Bruins will need to beat the Trojans in a big game this weekend.
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.
Steve Bisheff wonders why an offense as talented as USC's is seventh in its own conference, when Notre Dame will lose and what's going on with Philip Rivers.
Colorado has been scuffling en route to a 1-5 start, not the best way to enter a game against USC.
USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
Greg Katz goes over notable USC games at Washington in the past, many of which were played in Seattle's famous rain.
Utah and its strong front seven look to bounce back from a 37-7 loss to Arizona State against USC.