For Trojans fans, there's really only one Super Bowl favorite

Super Bowl XLIX is this Sunday, and there is a pretty clear-cut favorite if you’re a USC Trojans fan. You have the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, led by a combination of former Trojans coaches, players, and administrative support.

While Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots can’t boost of present day or former Trojans, if you are looking frantically for a reason to root for the Pats, they’re the franchise that once employed former USC greats such as running back Sam “Bam” Cunningham, fullback and special-teams demon Mosi Tatupu, and defensive giant Willie McGinest, who helped them to a Super Bowl along the way.

To add some tantalizing flavor to Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX, current Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was once fired from the Patriots, even though he had once led New England into the playoffs.

Carroll has modeled his highly successful Seahawks into what some refer to as the “Seattle SeaTrojans.” Using his competition model and modus operandi that he honed at USC during his remarkable tenure in Los Angeles, he has incorporated former Trojans personnel to great success.

Here is a quick look at those former Trojans that are now part of the Seahawks juggernaut who will be looking to acquire another Super Bowl ring: