The 2012 college football season began with the University of Southern California Trojans (USC) ranked first in the country. However, the rating became suspect early on and then the team came apart as the season ended, losing an astonishing five contests through their last six games. Plenty of questions arose after the season ended and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for queries into just about every phase of the team.
With many new coaches and players along with a new system, uncertainty reigns supreme in Southern California. Of course, the biggest matter at hand was how do you start the 2012 season as the nation’s favorite to go all the way but end up 7-6, topped off with a loss to lowly Georgia Tech in the cool wind-swept Sun Bowl?
True, the Trojans were 6-1 at one stage of the season and looked like they could still challenge for national recognition. However, a sloppy shootout loss in Tucson ended those hopes, and now we're left with more questions. Head coach Lane Kiffin will likely be on the hot seat this coming year but he hasn’t sat back but rather has made big changes at USC. Here’s a look at five of the main issues in front of the men of Troy heading into 2013.
Sources: University of Southern California