For Trojans fans, these are desperate times.
Coming off of a disappointing 7-6 record for the 2012 college football season and entering into the post-Matt Barkley era, USC is in need of a new hero.
And of course, this gridiron savior can't be just any football player. He must guide the program as a quarterback, a position that most agree requires leadership to go along with fabulous athletic ability.
Under these auspices enters Skyline (Sammish, WA) quarterback, Max Browne.
But what exactly does Max Browne bring to the table that would warrant such high hopes from an anxious fan base?
This slide show will look at some of the reasons why Browne is so special and considered a "can't-miss" prospect for the Trojans.
Embarking on a critical period of USC football, this is the guy the Trojans hope will lead them out of the wilderness.
And why their faith has been placed in the right hands.