The quarterback battle will continue and freshmen are making their presence felt in analysis of USC's depth chart after spring practice.
USC's recruiting class certainly took some hits on signing day, but let's not lose sight of the players who did elect to become Trojans.
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.
USC's trio of Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron and Kennedy Polamalu takes a backseat to no one when it comes to recruiting the nation's best players.
Lane Kiffin has the opportunity to re-energize his team if he hires the right defensive coordinator. But hiring the wrong guy could have far-reaching ramifications.
While some of the focus Saturday will shift to Norm Chow returning against USC as a head coach, Hawaii faces quite the (obvious) test on the field, particularly with an unproven starter at the helm in QB Sean Schroeder.
The USC Trojans took it easy in Thursday's practice in preparation for their scrimmage on Friday.
The Trojans put on shoulder pads and helmets for the first time during fall camp. The batlle for the third WR position went on while the defense made several big plays.
USC Trojans practice is set to open and fans can't attend, but there's still a reasonable idea of what's going to happen.
His awkward departure from Tennessee hasn't prevented Lane Kiffin from trying to recruit the state, with Memphis offensive lineman Christian Morris being his latest target.
Terrell Newby Jr. is a running back to be aware of as the USC Trojans might look locally for 2013.
Lane Kiffin showed his coaching chops last season, leading USC to a 10-2 record. But he'll be in the crosshairs in 2012, as Trojans fans will be expecting a championship contender.
Three new assistant coaches have signed on with USC, which has had a lot of success setting up its assistant coaches for greatness.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
They might have both moved on to the NFL, but things haven't changed in the battle between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll.
The Trojans have a lot of first-time starters who will have to learn as they go, but it looks like their coach still has much to learn, too.