As USC prepares for its annual showdown with cross-town rival UCLA, the Trojans are also preparing to address the crafting of a roster that may look very different in 2014.
Beyond the expected departure of seniors who have finished their college careers, there is a cadre of NFL-eligible players who must answer a important question:
"To return or not return?"
For USC, how those players answer that query will define how the team will look next year and more importantly, just how competitive it will be.
This is because the Trojans aren't in the same position as other programs are.
Crippled by sanctions issued by both USC and the NCAA, USC simply can't absorb a large migration of underclassmen bolting to the pros.
Faced with the prospect of a depleted roster, interim head coach Ed Orgeron and his staff will make their case for those players who could leave for the NFL to stay instead.
This slideshow will look at some of these players by unit and offer some insight as to whether or not they should return to the Cardinal and Gold in 2014.
Which men of Troy will we see again next year?
Let's find out.