When will USC be elite again?

How long will it be before USC is again a national title contender? Harry How/Getty Images

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, and then look at emerging NFL prospects and peek ahead to next week.

The discussion: How soon can USC be a title contender again?

Mel Kiper: There's a pretty good argument to be made that the USC job is more appealing now than when Pete Carroll left for Seattle. I mean that.

Think about it: