He's lost his quarterback (Matt Barkley) and his running mate at WR (Robert Woods), but USC junior Marqise Lee is focused on putting up even better numbers than he did during his Biletnikoff-winning sophomore season.
An up-and-down sophomore season and competition from Anthony Sarao could have made Lamar Dawson fold. But the junior middle linebacker rose to the challenge this spring.
The quarterback battle will continue and freshmen are making their presence felt in analysis of USC's depth chart after spring practice.
True-freshman running back Justin Davis enrolled at USC early to compete for playing time. Now he's running with the first team.
Biletnikoff Winner Marqise Lee is set as one starting wide receiver for USC, but the battle to find Robert Woods' replacement is one of the most important of the spring.
There wasn't much on the stat sheet from USC fullbacks last season. For the Trojans to be more successful in 2013, sophomores Soma Vainuku and Jahleel Pinner need to be seen more.
Cody Kessler has had to be patient in his two years at USC. But now the sophomore has a shot to accomplish his goal of being USC's starting quarterback.
A look at how USC's recruiting class, from early enrollees to uncommitted prospects, might fit on the Trojans.
In looking back at USC's 2012 defense, The Trojans did some good things, but their inability to stop up-tempo spread offense was their downfall.
In looking back at USC's 2012 offense, the Trojans were spectacular at times, but penalties, inconsistency and injuries prevented this unit from truly being great.
USC Trojans running back Tre Madden and defensive end Devon Kennard were poised to be major contributors before season-ending injuries in 2012.
USC has had the Sun Bowl blues, as it has lost its only two trips to El Paso, falling to Michigan State in 1990 and TCU in 1998.
USC can't afford to look past its Sun Bowl matchup with a Georgia Tech team that runs a unique and difficult triple-option offense.
Serving as an impromptu coach during Wednesday's practice was no big thing for USC senior center Khaled Holmes, who has been a coach of sorts in the middle of the Trojans' offensive line.
Two of the L.A. areas most successful high school football programs will meet Saturday for the SIF Southern Section championship.
After a slow start to his senior season, USC running back Curtis McNeal is thriving in an increased role, with Notre Dame on tap for McNeal's last game at the Coliseum.