USC: From here to two years hence 

June, 11, 2010

Here is this week's mailbag. If you'd like to submit questions, send them to me via Twitter: @BFeldmanESPN.

From Kara in Santa Monica, Calif.: Just how devastating of an impact will the sanctions have on USC?
It really is hard to say. The two-year postseason ban will not only impact their ability to recruit, but also make it harder to keep the current team on track because for the past decade or so USC has entered every season with the expectation that it will contend for the national title. Those hopes are off the table. Also, there is the potential distraction of dealing with other programs contacting the Trojans' upperclassmen, who are eligible to transfer without penalty.