Trojans lacking in star quality 

October, 27, 2013
Eight games into a strange, tormented USC football season, maybe this is the best way to sum it up:

There is no real MVP on this team.

There is no clear-cut choice, no player who has risen above the others to create some excitement the way Marqise Lee did a year ago in an otherwise deeply disappointing 7-6 season. There is no legitimate candidate for Pac-12 offensive or defensive player of the year.