USC Spring Game: Five Key Positions To Watch

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Apr 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Southern California Trojans spring game as quarterback Max Browne (4) takes the snap on the USC logo at midfield at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC football’s 2014 Spring Game is finally here. With a new coaching staff, up-tempo offense, and the spring depth chart set, the players are ready to showcase their talents. Head coach Steve Sarkisian preaches competition, competition, and more competition. So it should come as no surprise that spring practice has had nothing short of that. Now the players will seek to continue that same level of competition in the spring game.

Here are five key positions to watch throughout the game:

1) Quarterback

The most touted position on the football field belongs to the redshirt-junior Cody Kessler, who remains the starting quarterback after winning the ongoing battle with redshirt freshman, Max Browne. Kessler’s consistency and experience at the position propelled him to be the front runner for the job.

Sarkisian came out with the announcement that Kessler would be the starting quarterback earlier this week, though that doesn’t mean that the position is permanently settled. Although Max Browne is disappointed with the decision, plenty can change from now to the start of the season and it will be very interesting to see how both of these competitors will play in the spring game, with one secure in his position and the other with added motivation to shake things up.

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