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USC In Process Of Returning Trophy After FWAA Vacates 2004 National Championship

Earlier on Thursday, the Football Writers Association of America vacated USC's 2004 national championship and asked that the Trojans return the Grantland Rice Trophy that goes along with it. Just a couple of hours later, the university complied, saying it is already in the process of sending it back.

Here's what USC athletic director Pat Haden had to say:

"Due to the NCAA penalties, we understand the actions taken by the Football Writers Association of America, and we will abide by that ruling. While we know that some fans and former student-athletes may be disappointed, our central priority at this time is our overall commitment to compliance, and this action is in line with the standards we have set for our entire athletic program."