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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 overtime.
USC had coach Lane Kiffin would love to have the situation resolved before the Trojans take the field at Hawaii on Aug. 29 but hasn't ruled out playing both QBs.
If you're trying to put into words what Matt Barkley meant to USC, look no further than his nickname -- "Matty Trojan."
He was a four-year starter, a three-year captain, and in the program's most trying time he became its face, endearing himself to USC fans forever.
Huge shoes fill.
Either Kessler or Wittek, once named the starter, will likely hold that position for the next 2-3 seasons, finishing off what Barkle...
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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...
LOS ANGELES -- The silence has broken.
And there shall be two.
USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced Saturday that Max Wittek and Cody Kessler will play at quarterback in the team's season opener at Hawaii on Thursday.
Who gets the start is still in the air. That decision won't be made until after the team arrives in Hawaii. There is also no guarantee the quarterbacks will...
LOS ANGELES -- The jury is still out on the Hawaii defense.
Chances are they could provide much stiffer competition than the USC service team.
And if that's true and the first half of USC's mock game on Wednesday was any indication of what next Thursdays season opener at Hawaii is going to be like, the Trojans could be in for a long trip.
USC wore their game uniforms...
The Trojan Blitz, Cody Kessler & Max Wittek are co-starters, USC depth chart released, Marqise Lee injury status...
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.
Southern California has wrapped up training camp without choosing a starting quarterback, and receiver Marqise Lee says the situation is ''crazy.''
Coach Lane Kiffin says he still hasn't decided between Cody Kessler and Max Wittek after the 24th-ranked Trojans' final scrimmage at the Coliseum on Wednesday. Kiffin says not much separates the two passers hoping...