With so many questions still confronting the 2013 Trojans' football team, head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff are running out of time in looking for answers.
Determining a starting quarterback, finding out who will man the defensive secondary and setting rotations are just a few of the concerns that will have to be addressed by a coaching staff that has to produce this year if those coaches are to keep their jobs beyond this season.
Given that backdrop of uncertainty, USC heads into its final session of practices before the Trojans open the season on the road against Hawaii on Aug. 29.
Following is a look at what is happening with USC, beginning with this week's opening set of practices.
Are the Trojans ready to make noise in 2013? Let's find out.