Hogue Report: Recapping USC's opener 

September, 2, 2013
If you’ve read my column over the years, you’ll know that I would far prefer to be on a team with a great defense and offensive line and average quarterback, than a team with a great quarterback but not much else. In other words, I’ll gladly trade you several Matt Barkleys for Alabama’s defense and O-line (Nick Saban isn’t making that trade). And as I thought about the Trojans during the offseason, I was optimistic that I might get to see the Trojans with my formula in place.