When will USC be elite again?

Timetable for Trojans to be contenders again, plus rising draft prospects

Updated: September 30, 2013, 12:17 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay | ESPN Insider

Marqise LeeHarry How/Getty ImagesHow long will it be before USC is again a national title contender?

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, and then look at emerging NFL prospects and peek ahead to next week.

The discussion: How soon can USC be a title contender again?

Mel Kiper: There's a pretty good argument to be made that the USC job is more appealing now than when Pete Carroll left for Seattle. I mean that.

Think about it:


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Mel Kiper Jr.

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