May mayhem good for USC

LOS ANGELES -- No doubt about it, this was quite a week in the football universe of the University of Southern California, as a series of positive events have created a state of euphoria in the Trojans' homeland.

Normally this time of year, all's quiet on the cardinal and gold front. If anything, USC news is confined to season ticket sales and celebratory graduation exercises.

That wasn't the case this week.