Sophomore Cody Kessler is keeping the quarterback competition alive with solid play this spring. He's one of a handful of players who have impressed in spring ball.
Sunday's NFTC at Redondo Union High School attracted some of the best football players in the west, many of whom are high on USC's prospect lists.
For all the talk of unfinished business, last year's USC story lacked a happy ending. Now the program begins a new chapter hoping for better.
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.
With seven incoming freshman already on campus for the spring semester, USC has a nice head start in integrating its 2013 recuriting class into the fold.
Lane Kiffin is looking to live up to his reputation as a strong recruiting closer in the final week before signing day
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.
How the Trojans are able to navigate the stretch between now and signing day will have a big impact on the USC recruiting class.
With six defensive recruits visiting next week, it's crucial for USC and Lane Kiffin to name a defensive coordinator as soon as possible.
After Monday's 21-7 loss to Georgia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl finished a 7-6 season, USC is more than happy to leave a disappointing 2012 behind.
Getting to play in a bowl game allows USC an extra set of December practices that could pay big dividends for young players in 2013.
Judge Frederick Shaller said the NCAA showed a 'reckless disregard for the truth' during its investigation of USC running backs coach Todd McNair. What does it mean going forward?
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.
Notre Dame's ability to master the details, and USC's inability to take care of the little things, is why the Irish are going to the national title game and the Trojans have a fifth loss.
At the Coliseum on Saturday, USC fans will pay tribute to a senior class that has seen its share of ups and downs.