Holiday Obvious/Not So Obvious

In the spirit of the holidays ...

The Obvious Gift for head coach Steve Sarkisian: A 2014 Trojans team that wins the Pac-12 South Division, the Pac-12 championship game, a selection as one of the four teams in the new College Football Playoff, and goes undefeated.

The Not So Obvious Gift: The return next season of wide receiver Marqise Lee, safety Dion Bailey, defensive tackle George Uko, safety Josh Shaw, tight end Xavier Grimble, center Marcus Martin, and most of all, former defensive line coach and beloved Trojans legend, Ed Orgeron.

The Obvious Gift for former interim head coach Orgeron: Regardless of the outcome of Sarkisian’s attempt to bring him back, Orgeron will always be remembered as truly one of the greatest and most loyal Trojans of all-time and is as great a defensive line coach as USC has ever had.