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.
A look at what players and position groups to keep an eye on during USC's spring game on Saturday.
True-freshman running back Justin Davis enrolled at USC early to compete for playing time. Now he's running with the first team.
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.
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.
There wasn't much on the stat sheet from USC fullbacks last season. For the Trojans to be more successful in 2013, sophomores Soma Vainuku and Jahleel Pinner need to be seen more.
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.
Cody Kessler has had to be patient in his two years at USC. But now the sophomore has a shot to accomplish his goal of being USC's starting quarterback.
A look at each player in USC's 2013 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.
In looking back at USC's 2012 defense, The Trojans did some good things, but their inability to stop up-tempo spread offense was their downfall.
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.
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.
USC Trojans running back Tre Madden and defensive end Devon Kennard were poised to be major contributors before season-ending injuries in 2012.