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.
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.
None of the six former Trojans auditioning at the scouting combine blew the NFL's doors off, but there were some positive developments nonetheless.
Matt Barkley leads a roster of six former USC players heading to Indianapolis this week for the NFL's annual scouting combine.
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.
There are a lot of questions facing USC in 2013, including the play of Max Wittek, Robert Woods' decision to stay or enter the NFL draft and Lane Kiffin's coaching hot seat.
A big win over Arizona State, led by the beleaguered defense, has USC feeling good heading into a huge showdown with rival UCLA.
It's hard for a WR to get noticed when playing with Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, but freshman Nelson Agholor is making people pay attention
Coming off a bitterly disappointing loss to Arizona, the Trojans find themselves searching for answers as it tries to close out the season on a positive.
With USC's offense coming off a season-best performance and Arizona taking to Rich Rodriguez's spread attack, Saturday's matchup could produce big point totals.
On a record-setting afternoon, the USC Trojans finally put together the kind of overall game they needed to build momentum for the stretch run.
It's becoming a trend around USC. Lane Kiffin's teams and their sluggish starts. It was back against Syracuse, but hopefully it doesn't hang around.
USC has struggled to find a No. 3 receiver behind Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. With tight ends such as Randall Telfer and Xavier Grimble, the Trojans might not need to make a choice.
Matt Barkley threw for over 350 yards and four touchdowns and led his team to nearly 50 points. And it doesn't seem to surprise anyone anymore.
USC is back to postseason eligiblity and is ready to compete for titles, something the rest of the Pac-12 is well aware of.
USC's total of three players drafted was its lowest in 10 years. But it could have that many in the first round alone in 2013.