As the debate rages on about whether USC quarterback Matt Barkley will stay for his senior year or bolt for the NFL, his backups are battling for position in hopes of succeeding him.
While many people believe that USC's 2012 season rides on Barkley, most forget that this is USC, and USC recruits good quarterbacks. Each of the Trojans' starters since Carson Palmer have been Heisman contenders at one point, and that is a credit to their incredible depth at the quarterback position.
That depth is still evident today, as there are three top recruits looking to take over quarterbacking for the Men of Troy.
So who is waiting in the wings and silently cheering for Barkley to leave early?
Let's take a look.