Eight players on defense (*two split time): Tackles Armond Armstead and DaJohn Harris, Ends Devon Kennard* and Nick Perry, linebacker Chris Galippo*, safeties T.J. McDonald and Jawanza Starling, cornerback Nickell Robey
Key returnees: Robert Woods, Matt Kalil, Matt Barkley
Best game: 10/29/2011 VS Stanford in the Coliseum. Two potential Heisman candidates duking it out in the Coliseum.
Projected finish: 10-2
Outlook: A decent schedule and a team with as much confidence as under the Pete Carroll era, the Trojans have had a productive spring. They seemed to have overcome their obstacles associated with last season's transition year and have a powerful list of offensive weapons and a veteran defensive line. If they can improve their pass defense and their offensive line can protect Barkley, they should continue the tradition of being a college football powerhouse.