Published August 24, 2013
LOS ANGELES – 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.
Kiffin thinks Wittek and Kessler are even in their competition to succeed Matt Barkley, the Trojans' four-year starter. Wittek started two games last season for USC, while Kessler had a strong training camp this month.
Kiffin says the situation isn't ideal, and he hopes a No. 1 quarterback emerges eventually.
USC's coaches don't have to limit their offensive choices with either quarterback in the game, Kiffin says.