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Max Wittek has challengers for USC QB job

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11:01 AM ET 03.10 | Quarterback Max Wittek sat on a table along the sideline, bags of ice wrapped around his right knee. Receiver Marqise Lee was held out after suffering a left knee injury. So evaluating USC after its first spring scrimmage at the Coliseum on Saturday was difficult. But this much appears evident after the first week of practice: Third-year sophomore Cody Kessler will seize every opportunity to challenge Wittek for the starting quarterback job, and freshman Max Browne is improving every workout. Center Max Tuerk is a work in progress after making the transition from tackle and guard. USC's defense will play a much more aggressive, blitzing scheme under new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast than it did under Monte Kiffin. Freshman defensive back Su'a Cravens is in the mix for playing time in the fall and other early enrollees could be as well.

Los Angeles Times

Max Wittek, Lane Kiffin, Harry How/Getty Images Max Wittek, Lane Kiffin, Harry How/Getty Images
March 10, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Competition Is Good, Bro.

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March 10, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Intesrting article!!
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http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/27/2451164/browne-turning-elite-into -peerless.html

March 10, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Intesrting article!!.http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/27/2451164/browne-turning- elite-into -peerless.html

If that doesn't work, try this one
.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/27/2451164/browne-turning-elite

March 10, 2013  12:03 PM ET

When a team finishes the year 7-6 (hello SPARTANS), most positions should be up for grabs in spring ball.

March 10, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Intesrting article!!.http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/27/2451164/browne-turning- elite-into -peerless.html

Need to learn.... :)

http://tinyurl.com/b437pf6

March 10, 2013  12:56 PM ET

Gunner Kiel is available ...

March 10, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Gunner Kiel is available ...

If Kiel couldn't compete against the ND QB's, he hasn't a chance at USC.

March 10, 2013  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Need to learn.... :)http://tinyurl.com/b437pf6

Yes I do!!! Please show me how to post that way!!!! :-)

March 10, 2013  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If Kiel couldn't compete against the ND QB's, he hasn't a chance at USC.

This is true!!! :-)

March 10, 2013  03:37 PM ET

Could be the 3 best QBs in CFB, but it's for naught with Kiffin as HC!

March 10, 2013  03:54 PM ET

I would like to see Kessler win out but I am bias because he is a home town kid and I watched him ball in high school.

March 10, 2013  08:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Could be the 3 best QBs in CFB, but it's for naught with Kiffin as HC!

Well, this is true, but how many NC's has your team won in the last 10 years???? :-)

March 10, 2013  09:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If Kiel couldn't compete against the ND QB's, he hasn't a chance at USC.

Says the Razorback...haha

March 10, 2013  09:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Could be the 3 best QBs in CFB, but it's for naught with Kiffin as HC!

If they're the 3 best in CFB, than Kiffin is the best coach in the country too....sigh

 
March 11, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Competition Is Good, Bro.

Definitely. Let the best man win!

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