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Team in transition: USC

11/26/2013

Editor's note: New coaches inherit a blank slate and often, an empty house. But new coaches who take positions at schools rocked by scandal face special challenges. Here's a look at how USC is rebounding from that situation.

USC's case with the NCAA quickly became known as the Reggie Bush extra benefits case, although men's basketball and women's tennis were tied into the scandal. As far as the main football findings, the NCAA found the football program guilty of lack of institutional control and that an assistant coach was aware of a student-athlete receiving money and did not report it. USC's penalties were some of the harshest on record and included four years probation, the loss of 30 scholarships over three years and a roster limitation of 75 players -- down from the allowable 85 -- for three years.