"I'm getting a few more gray hairs," Hubbs said. "I'll play as long as we have to if we come out with a win. They never feel like they're out of anything. I know for a fact that we couldn't have done this last year."
Unbeaten USC out to end streak of losing seasons →
The Trojans had 17 freshmen on last year's 35-man roster, and Hubbs said he was willing to take his lumps while keeping an eye on the future.