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.
USC picked a good time to play a good second half, as its schedule gets more difficult in the upcoming weeks.
The climate of college football has changed since Syracuse last visited Los Angeles in 1967.