Starting next week, USC will begin to offer four year scholarships in revenue sports, as opposed to the current one year renewable scholarships almost all schools offer.
"In taking this action, USC hopes to help lead the effort to refocus on student-athlete welfare on and off the field," - athletic director Pat Haden
Definitely not the first school I expected to see leading the way on this, but props to them for starting the process. Many Big Ten schools, including Michigan, began giving out four year scholarships in 2012, but it's nice to see it branching out beyond the Midwest. Maybe, just MAYBE, it'll make its way down to SEC country soon.