USC was striped of there 2004 national championship because of Reggie Bush receiving benefits from the school. The BCS decided they will just leave the 2004 championship blank, and not announce a new champion. USC also had to give back Reggie Bush’s Heisman trophy.
This was not really surprising anyone because of how hard the NCAA was cracking down on the Trojans. The new athletic director Pat Hadden agreed with the ruling of the stripping of the national championship of 2004.
USC is defiantly paying the price for all the cheating they were doing under the Pete Carroll era. Now we have to wait to see if the NCAA finds anything else USC was doing, and if so how harsh will the punishment be. If the NCAA comes out with more cheating that was going on at USC look for the punishments to be possibly as bad as the death penalty.