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LA Confidential: Lane Kiffin coyly refuses to name starting QB for another week at No. 25 USC

Cody Kessler, Max Wittek and coach Lane Kiffin all know who's starting at quarterback for No. 25 Southern California on Saturday night.

Kiffin just won't allow his quarterbacks to tell anybody else — not even the rest of the Trojans.

USC's elaborate quarterback competition has extended into the second week of the regular season with no clear winner or resolution. Kiffin has refused to publicly name a starter this week, saying both sophomores will be ready to play against Washington State at the Coliseum.

Kessler played into the second half after starting the Trojans' season-opening 30-13 win over Hawaii last Thursday, and he's widely expected to start again in their Pac-12 opener.