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Quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler both will play for No. 24 Southern California in its season opener next week.
Coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday that he couldn't pick a starting quarterback after a full offseason of evaluation.
So both sophomores will get snaps Thursday at Hawaii. Kiffin says the coaches will decide on a starter after they arrive in Honolulu.
Kiffin thinks Wittek and Kessler are even in their competition to succeed Matt Barkley, the Trojans' four-year starter. Wittek started two games last season for USC, while Kessler had a strong training camp this month.
Kiffin says the situation isn't ideal, and he hopes a No. 1 quarterback emerges eventually.
USC's coaches don't have to limit their offensive choices with either quarterback in the game, Kiffin says.
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2013 UNC Football PosterIf you check out any of the UNC Football web boards, log on to your twitter account or go on Facebook (or anything else of the like) you know that the gridiron season is about to start for the Tar Heels. Expectation and/or predictions are all over the place, from some thinking it’s going to be a season like the last four out of five, where Carolina had eight...
To further procrastinate picking a starting quarterback, USC head football coach Lane Kiffin handed out free ice cream sandwiches to the entire Spirit of Troy marching band. Kiffin, accompanied by USC star receiver and only hope Marqise Lee, drove an ice cream truck onto the band's practice field as they were finishing their day's work.
This video tells me four things...
Monte Kiffin is a great defensive coordinator -- that was never a question.
Supporters of his questioned if the former Trojans DC had enough time with players throughout the week for them to really grasp concepts of his system.
Per NCAA rules, student athletes are only allowed to spend 20 hours per week on football-related activities.
There was a sophistication about Kiffin'...
Lane Kiffin and his USC Trojans are going to go with a two QB system to start the year verse Hawaii. Max Wittek and Cody Kessler have battled it out all spring, all to have the competition continue into the season.
Kiffin was quoted saying ”That really is how well both guys did; For us, we look at it as a great thing. We’ve got two guys that we feel great about.” (Read More...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin discusses the Trojans preparations for Hawaii following SUnday's practice.
USC’s All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee and coach Lane Kiffin decided to mend their little “tiff” (if you can call it that) over engaging in a kind act of delivering ice cream together to the USC marching band this week. Lee was a bit miffed that his coach had still not picked a starting quarterback and he let the media know his thoughts. Well, just one day later coach...
The ice cream during practice trend continues. We’ve seen it in the NFL with the Ravens and with a college team in Rutgers but now we have USC’s All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee and head coach Lane Kiffin delivering ice cream to the Southern California marching band after their practice on Thursday afternoon. A post-practice surprise from @Lane_Kiffin & @TeamLee1...
Oh, this is rich....and not just in an ice cream kind of way.
Check out this video of USC head football coach Lane Kiffin and star wide receiver Marqise Lee paying a visit to the USC Marching Trojan band as they wind up their practice week.
Kiffin is driving the ice cream truck, Lee the chief server.
And yes, there's a spate of wacky college...
LOS ANGELES -- He was known as Matty Trojan.
Face of the program, four-year starter, and three-year captain. By doing that, Matt Barkley, his real name, became the first USC player in school history to be named a captain for three years.
When Lane Kiffin announced the team captains for 2013, as voted on by members of the team, not one was a quarterback.
Wide receiver Marqise...
USC quarterback competition is still on heading into Hawaii (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/ L.A. Times)
The USC football season is approaching and the starting quarterback for the Trojans will be…
Well we don’t know that yet. Even after the Hawaii game we still might not know. USC fans may have to start considering going the first few games with both Cody Kessler and Max Wittek splitting...
After months of drills and scrimmages, Trojans fans were hoping head coach Lane Kiffin would have selected a new quarterback to replace Matt Barkley in time for the season opener against Hawaii.
Nope. LA Times’ Gary Klein tweets:
Kiffin: “We’ve made a decision that we anticipate playing both guys in the opening game.” Will decide starter in Hawaii. #USC
— Gary Klein...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced Saturday that he will play both Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in the Trojans' season opener at Hawaii on Thursday.
2014 Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive end Malik Dorton announced his verbal commitment to USC head coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans on Friday afternoon.
It's been a while but it's certainly not uncommon.
Remember Aaron Corp vs. Mitch Mustain vs Matt Barkley?
How about Matt Leinart vs. Matt Cassel?
The 2013 season brings us the quarterback battle of Cody Kessler vs. Max Wittek.
And what a matchup it's turned out to be. The redshirt sophomores have gone down to the wire and are about six days away from heading into...
The Trojan Blitz, Cody Kessler & Max Wittek are co-starters, USC depth chart released, Marqise Lee injury status...