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EDSBS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: USC

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IS THE BALANCE OF PAC-12 POWER SHIFTING SOUTHWARD?

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The quarterback battle seems settled for the first time since Matt Barkley left campus. They've got outstanding athletes at wideout and linebacker in Nelson Agholor and Hayes Pullard, respectively. And Oregon's not on the schedule. Depth will still be an issue due to scholarship limits, but if Steve Sarkisian can build off the momentum generated by interim head coach Ed Orger-

Come on, settle down, please. We're trying to have a serious discussion about a dark horse team! It can't all be about Alabama and Florida State and Michigan State and Oregon and Auburn and Oklahoma. Stop goofing off and listen.

Anyways.

For years, the Trojans have struggled to live up to lofty expectations, crashing out of the polls with early conference losses. A big test comes early on the road in Palo Alto on September 6th, but Vegas only has USC as a 3.5 point underdog. Maybe this team is a sleeping giant that's about to wake the hell up. We're putting that question t-

SERIOUSLY SHUT UP YOU GUYS.

We're putting that question to Your Unsmiling Assistant Principal from Middle School.

EDSBS: Unsmiling Assistant Principal, are we going to be talking about 2014 as the year USC returned to dominance?

UNSMILING ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Don't be an idiot.

EDSBS: Fair enough.