The 2013 edition of the USC Trojans football team takes the field on August 29th when they open the season at Hawaii.
On that Thursday, the men of Troy will try to make up for a disappointing 2012 season that saw them deliver a 7-6 record with a team that was once thought of as a national title contender.
Also on the line this season is the future of their head coach, Lane Kiffin, who will likely have to produce a big year to be invited back for 2014 and beyond.
Can the Trojans rebound in 2013?
This slideshow will look at the upcoming season and offer predictions as to how these games will play out.
Now is the time for USC to produce or face big changes next year.
So join me as I look into my crystal ball and tell you what is going to happen over the next few months.
Note: predictions based on quality of opponents, venue of contest and intangibles such as rivalry games, etc.