- Ted Miller, College Football
USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson makes the extraordinary comment with such nonchalance that it nearly doesn't register.
He's talking about the USC dynasty reloading -- not rebuilding -- after nearly winning an unprecedented third consecutive national title, and he is intimating future days of woe for all who doubt the Trojans.
"It was the same a few years ago when we won the Orange Bowl with Carson Palmer," Jackson said. "Then it was: 'How do you replace a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback?' Now it's: 'How do you replace two Heisman Trophy winners?'"
With Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart gone, the superstar factor is decidedly down, but USC heads into next season expecting to contend.