For the past four seasons, the University of Southern California Trojans have had Matt Barkley under center. Except for some typical freshman mistakes, the four-year starter has reigned supreme as the signal caller on the field at USC as the most prolific passer in Pac-12 history. However, those days are gone and with spring practice under way, the battle for the starting position has begun.
The Trojans have new assistant coaches and an entirely new defense as head coach Lane Kiffin tries to revamp a team that, although loaded with talent, didn’t perform well last season after being the preseason favorite to go all the way.
High quality replacements
Assuredly, the biggest change is at quarterback where three players will fight it out for the right to be called first string and lead the men of Troy in 2013. Those three QBs are: redshirt sophomores Max Wittek and Cody Kessler plus incoming freshman Max Browne. These three competitors all have tremendous upsides with the already enrolled super frosh possibly the most talented of all of them. All three could be starting at most other FBS school.
There are plenty of great receivers to throw to including the number one wideout in the land last year, Marqise Lee (source: L.A. Times). So let’s take a look at this threesome and see how they breakdown (listed alphabetically).
Source: University of Southern California