The players took the field with heavy hearts, determined spirits and plenty of lasting memories surrounding this current coaching staff and especially the work supplied by beloved Ed Orgeron, the Trojans' former interim head coach.
Given the team's dominant display in the Las Vegas Bowl, it only seems fitting that players leave their lasting impressions on the experience centered around "one team, one heartbeat."
Check out what players were saying after the game on social media.
This was the best team I've ever been apart of........Thank you USC #fightonforever— Kevin Greene (@KevinGreene81) December 22, 2013
That win was for Coach O and the seniors who lead by example!!— Scott Starr (@SS47ERA) December 22, 2013
Dion Bailey (@dbailey_18) December 22, 2013
Good to heard the band play the Coach O song— The #1 Good Guy (@FightOnTWOCKA) December 22, 2013
Randall Telfer (@RandallTelfer) December 22, 2013