USC Football: Five Unanswered Questions From Spring Practice

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Apr 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California quarterback Conner Sullivan (18) prepares to run a drill during the Southern California Spring Game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian’s first spring as the head coach of the USC Trojans culminated in a defense-controlled spring game Saturday. During that game and throughout the spring, we learned quite a few things.

We learned that Cody Kessler will be the starting quarterback (for now). We learned that Sarkisian was not kidding about the up in his uptempo offense. And we learned that avoiding injuries is a victory in itself.

Still, there was plenty we didn’t learn.

1) Who will be the featured running back?

Sarkisian says that he plans to use a rotation to accommodate the wealth of talent USC returns at running back. The fact remains, however, that one of Buck Allen, Tre Madden and Justin Davis will almost certainly emerge as the top dog.

Whether that happens because of injuries, as it did last year allowing Madden and Allen to feature at different points of the season, or as the result of one man grabbing the crown and refusing to relinquish it, remains to be seen.

Still, given Madden and Davis’ injury histories, Allen seems most likely to earn top billing.

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