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USC vs. Stanford: Why the Trojans Could Win the BCS, but Not the SEC
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The USC Trojans are a good enough football team to take home the crystal ball, but they're not good enough to raise the cardboard cutout SEC signs on Dec. 1.

As our always opinionated good friend Steve Spurrier pointed out at the 2012 SEC Media Days, it's easier to win the national championship than it is to win the SEC title. See Nick Saban and his Alabama team last season.

And though Spurrier does shoot his mouth off occasionally, he may be onto something with this assessment. So in a hypothetical world where USC plays in the SEC this season, would the Trojans win the league?

Here is why Spurrier was correct in the summer, which, as a result, will prove that a possible national championship team like USC couldn't win this conference.

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