With the NCAA cracking down on USC, I can't help but feel it was a tad too lenient. Perhaps punishing them for Matt Lienhardts malibu house that appeared from nowhere as well as vacating every game that Reggie Bush recieved a carry or catch would have made me feel better but at least action was taking.
They are banned from two years worth of bowl games which isn't a huge ordeal due to the fact USC can claim that reshirting the next group of recruiting class will mean a better chance when they are Junoirs to win the National Championship and make history.
It will be interesting if Texas and Oklahoma enter the Pac-10, which I have viewed as overhyped, outside of USC. I also seemed to be the only Penn Stater that already was aware that oregan state would have been a much win rather then a USC loss in the rose bowl two years back. That USC team was stacked and besides the one let up I beleive would have won the Nat. Champ. That being said it was a few plays and injuries from being a much closer game than the announcers lead the viewers to believe.
My assesment is that USC will return to the glory of the Pac-10 as long as Texas and oklahoma stay away. Beating up on teams such as Washinton and Washinton State are not the same has going against Tech or even A&M. It is still a strong *mainly bandwagon* fanbase and a athletic director and presidant who does not care about bending the rules when ahead, so bending them to get back to the top should not be a issue.