That is the question facing coach Lane Kiffin as Max Wittek and Cody Kessler remain even in the team's quarterback competition. Why not play them both in a two-QB system?
You can bet current USC players, future recruits and their families monitored and evaluated the draft soap opera of Matt Barkley, who in retrospect probably should have left after his junior season.
Following in the footsteps of Ronnie Lott and Matt Grootegoed, freshman safety Leon McQuay III is learning fast and making a big impact.
USC has its sights set on local tight end Tyler Luatua. If Luatua stays home, he'd be the latest in long line of Trojans greats at that position.
A lively quarterback competition and the return of the dynamic Marqise Lee are just two things to look forward to with the Trojans this year
For the second year in a row -- but only the fourth time in history -- the Super Bowl will be played without a former Trojans player in uniform.
While a lot of Pac-12 schools have hit home runs with recent coaching hires, history suggests that there's no failsafe formula to ensure success.
With the Sun Bowl on the horizon, Lane Kiffin is about to join a long list of coaches who led USC to bowl games. Not all of them are remembered fondly for their bowl performances.
The USC Trojans can unwrap these presents in Sun Bowl and beyond.
With USC's defense struggling mightily against the spread offense, it creates an awkward situation for Lane and Monte Kiffin.
It's inevitable that USC commits will be compared to their predecessors. Some, such as Matt Kalil, live up to expectations.
To listen to some experts, USC and LSU are favored to meet for the BCS title in six months. As long as we're having fun with way-too-early projections, let's break down that matchup.
While 10 Trojans were selected in the 2008 draft, walk-on receiver Brad Walker saw his career, which was highlighted by being the intended receiver on Reggie Bush's ill-fated lateral against Texas, end.
After redshirting last season, Greg Townsend Jr., the son of former Raiders all-Pro defensive end Greg Townsend, is adjusting to being moved to defensive tackle.
Three new assistant coaches have signed on with USC, which has had a lot of success setting up its assistant coaches for greatness.