Tom just posted an interesting piece about Prater and USC. One thing Tom points out is that kids, contrary to what they say publicly, do not care about tradition or especially academics. It's something, specifically the academics, I've always stated was a bogus quote from kids. What kids really mean when they say they care about the academics means , "how is a school going to help me pass my classes?" I don't blame them and god knows I wish I had the type of academic support these kids have when I was at Michigan. But let's get real, the vast majority of these kids want to use college ball as a launching pad to the NFL.
Anyways, whether you like Tom or not, it's a good read