Remembering the 1962 Trojans

Rags-to-riches national champions to be honored this weekend

Updated: August 24, 2012, 11:06 AM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- You could arguably assert that the 1962 USC Trojans football team not only surprised a nation and won the mythical national championship, but they helped legendary coach John McKay from becoming a footnote.

It was hotly rumored that some members of the USC Board of Trustees wanted to oust McKay after a 4-5-1 season in 1961. Combined with his 4-6-0 first-year campaign in 1960, the coach's future was clearly as shaky as a California earthquake.

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