While it's easy to be gloomy, things aren't all bad for USC, as an opponent it's beaten eight straight times, Cal, is next on the schedule.
USC is 2-0, but hasn't looked like the No. 2 team in the nation. The Trojans can make up for that with a nice win against Stanford this weekend.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
If life was fair, there wouldn't have been a loser Saturday night. USC was saddled with that label but did a lot to excite its fans about the future.
Matt Barkley and Andrew Luck are elite quarterbacks, but having star signal-callers is not a new thing for USC and Stanford.
Talking NCAA and Kiffin, receivers past and present, video boards, stadium security and financial security.