The Reign of Pete Carroll and the USC football team from 2000 to 2009 was an illustrious one. The NFL is flooded with talent the program produced including 4 starting quarterbacks and a defensive player of the year. Although the program is still loaded with blue chip players there is too much turmoil surrounding USC for them to contend for a BCS title.
Here are the 5 reasons USC will not win a national championship for at least a decade:
Anyone familiar with the practices of Slick Rick knows the NCAA sanctions and a loss of scholarships is just the weapon he needs to lure away top recruits.
Factor in the bitterness of offensive coordinator Norm Chow (he got passed over for the USC head coaching job) and UCLA is in a prime position to shift the balance of power in LA.
Pat Haden is too squeaky clean to be to be an athletic director of a major college football program. The game is too dirty for him and he will always choose substance and character over talent. That is a recipe for disaster.
Lane Kiffin burns too many bridges and rubs people the wrong way. His last encounter with USC alum Jeff Fisher ended rather ugly. Once he loses the support of boosters and other alumni members it's all over.
With the loss of 30 scholarships and a 2 year bowl ban top flight players will elect to take their talents elsewhere. They won't feel the need to be punished for the actions of Reggie Bush.
It's hard enough to run a successful big time college football program without the NCAA watching your every move, but it's impossible once you have their undivided attention. The NCAA rulebook is as thick as a New York phone directory and the powers that be are going to make sure USC follows it to the letter, comma, and syllable of its rules and regulations.