After an abysmal 7-6 record in 2012, many changes are afoot for the 2013 USC Trojans football team.
In addition to starting spots opened up due to graduations and players leaving early for the NFL, Lane Kiffin and his staff will be scrutinizing the roster to ascertain which players will help the Trojans turn around their fortunes in the upcoming year.
Fans of the program hope the magnifying glass is turned on the coaching staff but that is another story.
For immediate help, the Trojans will look to an incredibly talented incoming recruiting class that is considered one of the finest in the nation.
Still, as true freshmen, these former prep stars are raw, and most will need experience in order to contribute in 2013 while others will use the year to redshirt as they mature physically and mentally.
Of those left, who could possibly start for USC this year?
This slideshow will look at four players who have what it takes to garner a starting spot for the Trojans in 2013.
Though these players will have a tough road ahead to find themselves atop the depth chart, these are the players most likely to do so.
This list was compiled based on a variety of factors including talent level, maturity, and depth chart needs.