The BCS has officially stripped the national championship from USC for the 2004 season.
USC athletic director Pat Haden said, "The BCS alerted us today that their presidents have voted to vacate USC's 2005 BCS Championship Game victory. This was not an unexpected outcome. We will comply with all requirements mandated by the result of this BCS vote."
In a move everyone from Istanbul to Opelika saw coming, former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville now wants the title.
In 2004, Auburn ran the table, going 14-0 including a Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech. That year, Auburn defeated LSU 10-9, Georgia 24-6, Alabama 21-12, and Tennessee in the SEC Championship game 38-28.
Today, Tuberville stated, "Someone should be awarded title. If not, the team that had to forfeit is not really punished."
Auburn finished #2 in both the AP and Coaches polls that year. Tubs was honored as the national coach of the year.
The captains of the undefeated Tigers were Cadillac, Ronnie Brown, Jason Campbell, Carlos Rogers, and Bret Eddins. Players!