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.
UCLA fired highly successful basketball coach Ben Howland because he didn't fulfill championship expectations. What could that mean for USC's Lane Kiffin?
New linebackers coach Mike Ekeler is learning the Trojans' new 5-2 defensive alignment while he's fitting into a new program.
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.
Junior linebacker Hayes Pullard is looking forward to playing a more aggressive defensive style under new coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
USC right guard John Martinez is looking forward to having a new position coach, and the challenge ahead as the Trojans look to rebound from a lackluster 2012 season.
USC baby boomers have seen a lot of good times, and now they're hoping for another great run under Lane Kiffin.
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
USC's upcoming clinic with high school coaches should be interesting, as the Trojans still have three positions on their own staff to fill.
Lane Kiffin is trying to change the USC culture after last season's disaster, but does firing Kennedy Polamalu really do that in a positive way?
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.
USC's recruiting class was moving along awesomely in August. But a poor season and coaching controversy has made things a bit more complicated.
In the unpredictable world of recruiting, it's great to get five-star prospects. But a team's success often comes down to coaching and player development.