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.
With the spring evaluation period approaching, USC looks to further the momentum it gained with the recent commitments of Chris Hawkins and Max Browne.
Lane Kiffin showed his coaching chops last season, leading USC to a 10-2 record. But he'll be in the crosshairs in 2012, as Trojans fans will be expecting a championship contender.
When the BCS redrafts its postseason plan for the 2014 season, it should bring back the significance of New Year's Day to help reverse falling ratings and interest.
Mike Garrett committed his share of sins in USC's issues with the NCAA, but it's time to stop villifying the Trojans great.
With big official visit weekends on deck and roster spots that need to be cleared in order to comply with NCAA sanctions, it's a tricky time for Trojans coaches.
USC will look to bulk up its lines down the stretch in its first sanction-affected recruiting class.
Offense, defense playing different roles than expected during the early portion of USC's season.
A position-by-position look at where USC stands with its 2012 recruiting class.