Pete Carroll really will schedule anyone. We fully wanted to begin this post by saying that USC does schedule aggressively out of conference, then undercut the whole thing with a "you only play the Arkansases of the world" bit of snark + gag or two=bloggalicious content w00t!" Unfortunately memory got in the way, as USC has played Nebraska, Auburn, Virginia Tech and pretty much anyone else they could stack on their plate over the span of the Pete Carroll era.
The trend continues. Bill's got a piece over at the Fanhouse about USC's ongoing peeps into the ACC. Ever on the mack for more recruiting lebensraum and national profile, Carroll's got USC already playing UVA in 2008, and plans to double up his Atlantic Coast Conferenceness with a proposed date with Boston College in 2011, a year in which Carroll plans to all but rubber-stamp his express ticket to hell by potentially beating both prominent Catholic college football schools in a single season.
Go ahead and start selling the "Highway to Hell: Trojans 2011" t-shirts. They'll pay for your retirement home in Oriental Mindoro in no time flat.