With slightly more than a month left until the start of the college football season, those who follow the USC Trojans wait anxiously for the beginning of the Steve Sarkisian era.
And while the Trojan faithful will keep an eye on how the new head coach administers his program, they will also be following the exploits of a USC team that will feature several highly touted players on both sides of the ball.
Because USC will be woefully thin in terms of scholarship players available this year, the Trojans will depend on these starters to play a lot of meaningful minutes and perform at a high level when they do.
This slideshow will look at several Trojans who have the potential to excel for USC in 2014 and offer some comments on why they are poised to star this year.
Some of the names included here will be familiar to fans of the program, while others may be somewhat of a surprise but to be certain, all of these players and more will have to have great seasons for USC to get where they want to go.
So without further delay, here are 10 Trojans poised for breakout seasons in 2014.