USC baby boomers have seen a lot of good times, and now they're hoping for another great run under Lane Kiffin.
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.
What Saturday night's loss proved is that USC is no longer the bully of the Pac-12, beating opponents with size and strength. That title now belongs to Stanford.
Steve Bisheff gives his take on the sights and sounds from Pac-12 media day at Universal Studios on Tuesday.
The crosstown rivalry has some championship stakes for UCLA, which would clinch a berth in the Pac-12 title game with a victory over USC.
While it might feel weird, it's in the best interest of USC fans to root for Stanford the rest of the way. The Cardinal's success could help the Trojans down the road.