Not so sunny in El Paso

USC's prior two trips to the Sun Bowl haven't exactly gone very well

Updated: December 13, 2012, 10:18 PM ET
By Johnny Curren | WeAreSC.com
Back in August, it's safe to assume the players on this season's USC team likely envisioned they'd be gearing up for the Discover BCS National Championship right about now, or the Rose Bowl at the very least. After all, with a preseason No. 1 ranking and a roster filled to the brim with talent, there was reason to believe that the 2012 campaign would be a special one for USC coach Lane Kiffin and staff.

Johnny Curren

WeAreSC, Reporter