Yes, we know. A rare USC post without the Song Girls. Please forgive us. ...
Nonetheless, here's the Trojans' poster schedule for 2008, thanks to readers Adam and Ken. Let's see what in-house critic Mike has to say:
"Once again the Trojans have legitimate national title hopes. However, USC has shown a troubling habit of losing games it shouldn't and ends up watching the title game from the sidelines (see Stanford 2007, Oregon State and UCLA 2006). It does break in a new quarterback in Mark Sanchez, 2004 Parade All-American Player of the Year, and if he stumbles Mitch Mustain, 2005 Parade All-American Player of the Year, is ready to go. Geez, all that talent to go with the Song Girls.
"Apparently, USC liked the poster so much it decided to show it twice, going with the same image in a Salvador Dali-esque, poster within a poster. But I have to acknowledge that it works for me, with the ghosted background framing the smaller, sharper middle image. The featured player is No. 10 — linebacker Brian Cushing. I also like the way the poster plays up the Trojan heritage with the sword and image of the players in the Coliseum."