Five games into the 2013 campaign, USC is sitting on a disappointing 3-2 record that cost their head coach, Lane Kiffin, his job.
Meanwhile, the Trojans' frustrated fanbase now finds its time being idled away with speculative banter about who will be tabbed to lead the men of Troy going forward instead of celebrating the Cardinal and Gold's exploits on the field of play.
How did the Trojans get themselves into such a mess?
Well, they say statistics don't lie, and in reviewing the first third of the season, several things stick out.
This slideshow will look at the mediocrity that has defined USC's season so far.
Unranked and floundering under the weight of a season in turmoil, here are five startling statistics that the Trojans have served up in 2013.
Note: All statistics supplied by http://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs and are current as of 10/6/2013.