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USC Season Preview (Well, 11/13ths of it anyway)

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For this belated Season Preview of the USC football team I haven’t concerned myself with typical journalistic staples like accuracy, objectivity, or integrity. I am not a sports writer or blogger (I’ll leave the heavy lifting to guys like Scott Wolf and Ben Malcolmson). What I am is a USC graduate with an extremely biased view of Trojan football and semi-regular Internet access.

In the exhaustive research I put into writing this, I have come to the conclusion that USC is good at football. Perhaps not as good as Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh would have you believe, but pretty, pretty, pretty good.

This view is shared by ESPN, who determined that USC has been the best college football program of the last ten years (1996-2006). I’m hesitant to validate these ridiculous lists from the same people who brought you the Who’s Now? debacle, which prompted arguments like: ‘Steve Nash is obviously way more ‘Now’ than Serena Williams’. Fuck you ESPN. The only thing on TV that inspired more rage in me than those segments were episodes of MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen. But delirious ranting aside, it’s hard to argue that the Trojan’s success in recent years has not catapulted them to the top of the college football ranks.