Year in and year out, people wonder how all of the five-star recruits deal with the reduced playing time, competition, and shared spotlight they endure to play at USC.
There are two parts to the answer:
1) They don't deal with it well, and end up transferring (read: Emmanuel Moody and Vidal Hazelton).
2) They realize that they're going to get their turn, and compete like it's gameday at every practice. In doing so, they seem to make each other better and stronger.
Let's take a look at all of the players in USC's backfield for the 2009 season.