With postseason now an option and expectations through the roof, the Trojans are trying to maintain the even-handed approach that paid off last season.
USC's freshmen linebackers were a strength last season. Now sophomores, the sky is the limit for Dion Bailey, Hayes Pullard and Lamar Dawson.
While Matt Barkley and Robert Woods grab the headlines, several under-the-radar Trojans are looking to make a name for themselves in spring practice.
Sophomore Robert Woods and freshman Marqise Lee rank as perhaps the best wide receiver duo in USC history. The records they set certainly would back that up.
Thought to be a future DB prospect, Marqise Lee is standing out in competition for starting WR spot alongside Robert Woods.