While it'd be totally great if a BIG team de-throned the SEC in the NC, it'd still be great if anyone did. I was kinda pulling for USC to be that team this year. But they lost ANOTHER defensive starter - a CB to academics. I guess he wasn't in camp, so they were already practicing without him, but still...depth takes a hit.
Nothing earth shattering, but the one big weakness everyone says USC has is defensive depth.