Mel Kiper and Todd McShay examine when the USC Trojans could be contenders again, plus look at NFL draft prospects to know.
Phil Steele makes the case for why USC is primed for a bounce-back season in 2013, writing that the Trojans are a dark-horse national title contender.
Travis Haney takes a look at six hot-seat coaches who are either being helped or hurt by their 2013 schedules.
Brad Edwards identifies five potential sleeper teams by looking for teams that performed better than their records showed last season.
After what seems to be an early start to the season, things will get tough for the Trojans starting on Sept. 28, when a three-game stretch att Arizona State, home for Arizona and at Notre Dame kicks off.
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.
The quarterback battle will continue and freshmen are making their presence felt in analysis of USC's depth chart after spring practice.
The battle to be USC's starting quarterback continues despite there being a clear winner between Max Wittek, Cody Kessler and Max Browne in spring practice.
With the spring game Saturday, the USC Trojans will wrap up another spring practice season. Unfortunately, they have as many questions now as when spring started.
UCLA fired highly successful basketball coach Ben Howland because he didn't fulfill championship expectations. What could that mean for USC's Lane Kiffin?
Nelson Agholor will be asked to step into the sizable cleats of Robert Woods this fall and produce the same kind of big-time plays. He believes he's up to the challenge.
New linebackers coach Mike Ekeler is learning the Trojans' new 5-2 defensive alignment while he's fitting into a new program.
USC spring practice has been dominated by the quarterback battle, but injuries at key positions have put a damper on what should be an exciting time.
New line coach Mike Summers knows he was brought in to overhaul the Trojans' offensive line, hopefully returning into its former mean-and-nasty glory.