We Are SC breaks down the Trojans season and highlights recruiting updates:
Kyle Williams writes: USC is looking to resume its mastery over Notre Dame, which broke an eight-game losing streak to the Trojans last season
Erik McKinney writes: January's all-star game circuit will allow USC fans to check out potential future Trojans; Orange Lutheran, Santa Margarita to tangle Friday.
Greg Katz writes: The importance of a USC-ND game is measured at the end of the season. Therefore, the blowouts of 1974 and 1977 - and the national championships that followed - are integral parts of the rivalry's lore.
Video: Garry Paskwietz previews the USC-Notre Dame rivalry matchup
Garry Paskwietz writes: Injuries have made walk-on cornerback James Harbin the primary reserve going into the Notre Dame game