They came to USC knowing that part of their careers would be played under NCAA sanctions.
No bowl games for a few years? They could deal with that.
A thinned roster because of scholarship limits? That might lead to more immediate playing time.
Four coaching changes and multiple off-the-field dramas later, USC's seniors are preparing for Wednesday's Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin, a final game in a span of unprecedented tumult.
Members of the 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes will leave the program with advanced degrees in resiliency.
"We went through hell and back," fullback Soma...