Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know all about the unsure matter of star ratings. But those 10 guys would NOT see the game field unless the game is a blowout. USC is getting the players they want. Period. There are some affects some practice but you don't go from a MNC type team to the complete washout USC is based upon the last 10 scholarships on your roster. You can do that if your coach stinks. Other teams have survived much the same fate as USC. Heck, Auburn under Terry Bowden actually got BETTER under sanctions. I used stars only to show that they have not really dropped off. Prior to the sanctions, USC had too many players to play. Period. And they are still loaded and will still put a bunch of players in the NFL. But they can't beat their PAC 12 brethren that don't put as many players in the NFL and lose by 50+ points because of bench players not being there? No way. So you think they'll have a huge improvement the rest of the season?