The excitement is beginning to build.
Going into the second year of the Lane Kiffin regime, there is a palatable vigor emanating from Trojanville, and with good reason.
With a great starting quarterback, a bevy of talented skill players and an improving defense, these days should find a broad smile on Kiffin's face.
But don't waste time looking for it, because you won't find it.
And that is part of the reason this will be his year.
Because he won't be satisfied until he leads his Trojans to a national championship.
While a Trojan return to the promised land may not be in the offering this year (thank you, NCAA), there are still plenty of reasons why USC and their fans should be looking forward to 2011.
And though we may not convince Kiffin that this will be his year, here are 10 reasons why he should be ready for success.