Only a week away, and it looks to be a fantastic year. Though I must say, despite the across the board preseason praise for USC, I would be pleasantly surprised if we go undefeated in the regular season. There are a lot of dangerous games on the schedule for USC, and because they've battered nearly every PAC10 team for five or six years in a row, every conference game is like playing a conference championship, because it's the most important game of the season for our opponents. And the PAC 10 is no slouch either, probably the second most competitive and strongest conference in the country behind the SEC. The final six games on our schedule are brutal, Notre Dame will badly want to beat us in South Bend after our last visit there, but whether or not the Irish will be strong enough to do that is anyone's guess; we'd be foolish to underestimate that game. Nebraska will be a difficult game, perhaps our toughest game this season, and their new QB, Sam Keller, is experienced playing against SC. UCLA will be a tough team to defeat, and probably the number two in the PAC 10 this year, and if both SC and UCLA go into their matchup undefeated it'll be like the Michigan OSU game last year. That said, I think that's only the third most difficult game for SC, the second, I think, will be Washington, a much more dangerous team than is often given credit. It looks like it'll be a great year for college football. I'd love to see USC and LSU end the season at 1 and 2 as well, because LSU is still pissed at SC for splitting the national championship with them a few years ago, and it would make for a really terrific game. I searched for college football but only found last years thread, if there's an ongoing thread please merge.