LOS ANGELES -- Thank you, T.J. McDonald. Without the two interceptions, USC probably doesn't sit at 4-1 right now. And thank you, Robert Woods. Without you, I am quite sure USC wouldn't have that 4-1 record.
The die-hards know the depth chart by name. They've seen a couple of great recruiting classes signed. They understand that there is youth and inexperience, but expectations rise based on the promise of what these players could become. Well, it's five games into 2011 and the team needs players to rise up immediately. Sure, it's more realistic (and even fair to expect) that some of these younger players won't truly come into their own until next season, or the season after. But make no mistake, this Trojans team needs them now.