With September now in the bank and USC's "account" now standing at a disappointing 3-2, it is time to look back at the first full month of the Trojans 2013 college football season.
Of course, the unceremonious dumping of former head coach Lane Kiffin in the middle of the night dominates the news of this football campaign but as to be expected when such moves are motivated, it is not the only thing revealed by the early efforts of the men of Troy.
This slideshow will look at the five most important issues surrounding USC at this point in the season and offer some insight as to how the Trojans proceed from here.
With eight games left in 2013, USC still has a lot to play for although the road in front of them is steep to say the least.
Can the Trojans circle the wagons and make something out of what is left in this season?
Here are the things must address if they hope to...