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.
A depressing performance in a depressing season is leaving USC fans, well, depressed. Unfortunately, the problems that arose in El Paso don't seem to be going away.
Each new year is a reflection of hope and resolutions, and here are some Cardinal and Gold resolutions that might be appropriate for the coming year.
With the Sun Bowl on the horizon, Lane Kiffin is about to join a long list of coaches who led USC to bowl games. Not all of them are remembered fondly for their bowl performances.
The USC Trojans can unwrap these presents in Sun Bowl and beyond.
Maybe it's been a disappointing season, but after a couple seasons without a bowl appearance, the Trojans and their fans should enjoy the Sun Bowl.
USC's track record in non-marquee December bowl games isn't very good, so Trojans fans might want to be wary of their Sun Bowl matchup with Georgia Tech.
USC has had the Sun Bowl blues, as it has lost its only two trips to El Paso, falling to Michigan State in 1990 and TCU in 1998.
After the season began with dreams of a BCS national championship, Lane Kiffin will need to get his team motivated for the Sun Bowl.
A statistical breakdown of the remaining opponents on USC's schedule.
Su'a Cravens has a CIF title and a USC commitment in the bag. But that's not enough, as the four-star recruit wants to add a state title.
Max Browne's Elite 11 experience has been a rewarding one, as he got to meet USC star QB Matt Barkley and do a Navy SEALs-style beach workout.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.