The USC Trojans were recently stripped of their 2004 BCS  National Championship, for rules violations, but Pete Fiutak, of foxsports.com, says the title can never really be taken away.

Former USC head coach, Pete Carroll, now head coach of the Seattle Seahawks

I understand the thought process. USC won it, on the field. But they were busted for rules violations, and the BCS had no choice.

It happens everywhere.

If a high school team uses an ineligible player, who rarely plays, then they have to forfeit every game that he plays in.

It's a bad situation that there really is no perfect answer for.

Fiutak mentions that USC will still keep the Associated Press national title, as the AP says their not changing the poll.

foxsports.com