As the 2013 college football season approaches, Lane Kiffin and his USC Trojans will be under a tremendous amount of scrutiny as they try to remove the stench of a disappointing 2012 campaign.
After last season's 7-6 debacle, Kiffin and his staff will be operating under the notion that without a significant improvement this year, the coaching staff will likely be seeking new employment in 2014.
For this to occur, the Trojans will need an inspired collective effort from the team and individually from the players.
With a need to replace Trojans who have moved on due to graduation as well as those who under-performed, the coaching staff is opening up the depth chart to those players who seek to take advantage of the opportunities presented.
This slideshow will look at some of these players who can elevate their status in the eyes of their coaches.
With positions available for those who are willing to make the sacrifices, here are the players with the most to gain with great performances in the spring.