Schedule could prevent USC's return to prominence
USC Trojans 2001 record: 6-6 (5-3) Coach: Pete Carroll (2nd season, 6-6) Starters returning: 8 offense, 5 defense, 1 specialist
Outlook: Las Vegas has ruined high expectations for many, and USC is no exception.
USC closed last season with four consecutive Pac-10 victories, including a 27-0 thumping of cross-town rival UCLA. Then, in the Las Vegas Bowl, the Trojans rolled snake eyes, managing just one net yard rushing while being physically dominated by Utah.
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