USC fans will get their first glimpse of how Trojans football might unfold in 2013 when their men of Troy take the field for their spring football game at the Coliseum on April 13.
On that day, the future becomes now for a team looking to wash away the stain of a disappointing 7-6 ledger from 2012.
In order to accomplish this, wholesale changes were made by head coach Lane Kiffin, which culminated in the replacement of several coaches and a revamping of the defense, including installing a whole new scheme on that side of the ball.
For Kiffin and his staff, these changes must result in a significant improvement for the cardinal and gold, or it is likely that more changes will take place following the season, this time featuring a new set of coaches.
With this in mind, what should Trojans fans be looking for in the spring session game?
This slideshow will offer some areas that bear scrutiny for those who follow the program, and while there are certainly other things to keep an eye on, here are the ones I will be following closely.