Steve Sarkisian's new job as USC's football coach has become more difficult because of defections.
In the Pac-12, the biggest impact of the early-entry list for the NFL draft came with the Trojans, who lost five juniors by Wednesday's deadline. Factoring in the NCAA sanctions that limit USC to 75 scholarships in 2014, Sarkisian will face a challenge in building a team that can compete for the Pac-12 South title immediately.
USC's list includes receiver Marquise Lee, tight end Xavier Grimble, center Marcus Martin, defensive tackle George Uko and safety Dion Bailey.
Stanford also took a significant hit, losing offensive guard David Yankey, safety Ed Reynolds and offensive tackle Cameron Fleming.<