There is beginning to be some separation at the quarterback position for USC.
Cody Kessler, the incumbent, and redshirt freshman Max Browne are in a battle to determine who will be the team's signal caller in 2014 under first year head coach Steve Sarkisian.
Six practices in, it's Kessler who appears unwilling to relinquish his hold as the Trojans starter.
"Cody's gotten better every day and that's been encouraging," Sarkisian said following the team's first scrimmage in the Coliseum on Saturday. "I thought today there was quite a few big plays."
During the scrimmage, Kessler connected with Nelson Agholor for a 65-yard touchdown pass.
"He and Nelson, obviously, have great rapport with one another," Sarkisian added.
Browne, on the other hand, has found some comfort in returning back to the shotgun almost exclusively, akin to his high school days. However, he hasn't been as sharp as his counterpart, Kessler.
"I think Max is improving as well but, I think, maybe not at the rapid pace t...