From Wine and Roses to Nuts and Emeralds: USC Searches For Motivation

Posted by Sam Kline on December-9-2009 Add Comments

Now Trojan Nation knows how the other half lives.

Less than three months ago, USC fans were outraged about being ranked a lowly No. 6 in the AP poll. Now that the college football bowl season is upon us, Southern Cal must deal with the relative ignominy of being ranked sixth in the Pac-10 conference.

After the dramatic 18-15 victory over Ohio State in September, USC’s fresh batch of recruits were inspired to join a program during what was perceived to be the continuation of Southern Cal’s reign on the West Coast. Little did they know they would spearhead a rebuilding effort.

USC has had an impressive run of four consecutive Rose Bowl appearances coupled with t...

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