By now, USC's potential for next season has been quite well documented.
Finding themselves at the top of nearly ever preseason list, the Trojans have become an overwhelming favorite for both the Pac-12 and national titles in 2012. They possess what seems to be every key ingredient for an impressive run in the coming season, including a picturesque quarterback, the nation's top receiving duo and a dangerous defensive unit.
Returning 17 starters to a team that defeated eventual-Rose Bowl champion Oregon at Autzen Stadium, on paper it would appear the Trojans have everything in place to stomp through the Pac-12 on their way to an appearance in Miami this winter.
However, few around the college football world have considered what could make SC's perfect-seeming season come to a more disappointing end.
In a time in which nearly every team's fanbase finds itself with considerable optimism, we here at Bleacher Report have opted to play the devil's advocate and tell you 10 reasons why everyone's favorite pick to take home the conference crown may not be as foolproof as you think.
What possible faults could derail SC's re-ascent to the top of the college football elite?
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