Max Tuerk started games at tackle and guard as a true freshman last fall. He was named the starting center before spring practice and is learning on the fly.
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.
WeAreSC staffers give their thoughts on the opening week of spring ball: best offensive player, best defensive player, most improved, best position group, biggest surprise
Steve Bisheff wonders if Heisman snub brings Matt Barkley back, expresses surprise at the winner and wonders what the Lakers are doing.
Robert Woods posted one of the greatest seasons of any wide receiver in USC history. Given USC's history at that position, that speaks volumes.
It's a midseason review in this week's Roundtable, as the WeAreSC panelists discuss the biggest positives, negatives and surprises of the first five games.
USC's 4-1 record isn't much of a surprise heading into the bye week, but how will the Trojans fare down the stretch?
WR Marqise Lee has been a revelation as a freshman, while touted fellow frosh WR George Farmer could be headed for a surprise redshirt.
Talking Pac-12 versus Big Ten, catching passes, and what Minnesota could do to surprise USC.