As is the case every year, each college football season brings new challenges, and for the 2013 version of the USC Trojans, this could not be more true.
Coming off of one of the most disappointing seasons in their storied history, the men of Troy will be looking for redemption in the upcoming campaign.
To get there, head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff will need improved performances from some key members of his team.
Some of these players will be new to the starting lineup while others will need to step up their level of play this year.
This slideshow will look at five of these players whom the Trojans will be counting on now rather than later.
While an inspired effort will be required collectively for USC to succeed, much will ride on the individual play of those profiled here...