As USC closes its first set of practices under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, there are plenty of reasons for the Trojans' legions of fans to be excited as the 2014 college football season draws near.
With the arrival of "Sark," USC has been reshaped into a fast-paced team that mirrors its excitable head coach as he installs his hurry-up offense, while the defense finds its way under new coordinator Justin Wilcox.
Along the way, the coaches have learned a lot about their players as they have adapted to a new system that is far removed from the stoic days of the now departed Lane Kiffin.
This slideshow will look at some of the lessons learned from spring practice and how they may translate into the fall and beyond.
Here is what we now know about the Trojans after the first camp of practices.