Now that USC has a defensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin has the offseason to finish recruiting, figure out play-calling and bring a physical mentality back to the Trojans.
Summer workouts give USC's incoming players a chance to make a case for immediate playing time, with JC transfer safety Gerald Bowman and a pair of Floridians some Trojans to watch.
WeAreSC sits down with USC strength and conditioning coach Aaron Ausmus, who discusses the offseason program and expresses excitement about the soon-to-be-opened McKay Center.
Junior right tackle Kevin Graf finally had a healthy offseason and took advantage, getting bigger, faster and stronger for 2012.
There are some similiarities from Pete Carroll's second offseason to Lane Kiffin's, but will Kiffin provide the same results in year two?