by Greg Katz
LOS ANGELES – The University of Southern California Trojans last won a national championship just over ten years ago, or have you already forgotten about the 2004 season, which culminated with a merciless 55-19 demolition of the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Championship Game at the Orange Bowl.
It’s safe to say that a lot has gone down since that Trojans spanking of the Sooners that evening in Miami. There was painful BCS championship game loss to Texas the following season, some ensuing Pac-12 championships, the departure of Pete Carroll back to the NFL, the grotesque NCAA sanctions and its unsavory investigations and emails, and the Trojans regrouping after the turbulent Lane Kiffin tenure.
So now comes the 2015 season and the Trojans are back in the conversation to at least be considered as a dark horse for a College Football Playoff possibility, or maybe it just seems as though college football would like to see the Men of Troy return to the national picture in a big way.
If it’s true that knowledge is power, in its spare time, the 2015 Trojans might want to head to the John McKay Center and check out video of the 2004 national champions.