Okay, so the season is over and Trojan fans are left on the outside looking in while lesser teams get to enjoy the bowl festivities.
Not to worry, the "second season" is still to be enjoyed, and while USC will suffer the same residual punishments of reduced scholarships that stem from the sanctions that are costing them an opportunity of postseason play this year, there is still plenty news on the recruiting front.
Several high-profile recruits have now targeted the Trojans after their big 2011 season, and others have gone so far as to schedule visits with the cardinal and gold.
Still other players who have been offered have decided to go elsewhere and to make up for their loss, Head Coach Lane Kiffin and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron have extended new offers to players.
This slideshow will look at all of these developments as national signing day approaches in February.
Though USC only has a limited amount of scholarships to offer, the opportunities for some really good prep players to come out west is abundant for the men of Troy.
So let's get started, shall we?