While some of the focus Saturday will shift to Norm Chow returning against USC as a head coach, Hawaii faces quite the (obvious) test on the field, particularly with an unproven starter at the helm in QB Sean Schroeder.
Sophomore cornerback Anthony Brown looked solid in Monday's first practice, where he started in place of an absent Isiah Wiley.
Not everything went ideally for the Trojans in 2011, but a couple key adjustments helped USC peak at the end of the season.
As the season's third game approaches, USC is searching for the right cornerback combination and a starter at left guard.
The Trojans have a lot of first-time starters who will have to learn as they go, but it looks like their coach still has much to learn, too.