USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
Issues at one cornerback spot have the Trojans considering some radical solutions, including playing star wide receiver Marqise Lee on defense.
An easy victory gave USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin a chance to empty the benches early against Hawaii, giving first-year players some valuable experience.
Corner Jalen Ramsey and receiver Paul Harris have USC on their minds as they prepare for The Opening this weekend in Oregon.
With Michael Hutchings setting a July 1 date for his college announcement, his visit to USC's Rising Stars Camp June 26-27 looms large.
WR Marqise Lee has been a revelation as a freshman, while touted fellow frosh WR George Farmer could be headed for a surprise redshirt.