Over the past few years, USC football has fallen far from the glory it saw in the "Pete Carroll Era."
Fans have forgotten the two-straight national championships, the three Heisman Trophy winners in four years and the seven-consecutive Pac-10 titles from 2002-08.
With a 9-4 season in 2009 (topped off with a Pete Carroll exit), an 8-5 season in 2010, and severe sanctions that the NCAA imposed last year, it's no wonder why the "glory days" have been forgotten.
Despite all that has gone on over the past couple seasons, the Trojans still have a lot going for them. They have continued to bring in elite recruiting classes, and remain one of the most talented teams in the nation.
With the addition of Colorado and Utah to the new Pac-12, USC has the opportunity to make a significant step toward renewing the illustrious tradition of Trojans football.
Let me preface this list by saying these are bold predictions...seriously. I'm not predicting things that will probably happen and calling them "bold" to make myself look smart.
That being said:
Here are five bold predictions for the Trojans heading into the 2011 football season.