The link between Matt Barkley and Reggie Bush in USC Trojans history might not seem like a logical connection, but they are linked in terms of how these two will forever be viewed.
Amid USC's dominating Week 1 win, an investigation involving former player Joe McKnight pins a cloud over the Trojans.
In punishing the innocent players and coaches at Penn State, the NCAA made a similarly overbearing punishment like it did with the Trojans two years ago.
Recent chatter got Greg Katz thinking about who he'd consider the best running back in USC history. After deliberation, he had a craving for "The Juice".
USC's policy on retiring numbers only applies to Heisman Trophy winners, a policy that doesn't allow the school to honor many of its greatest players.
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.
In going back through USC's championship teams, one constant has been an explosive punt returner.
While there aren't any San Diego County products on the Trojans' radar this year, the area has been fruitful for the Trojans in the past.