Southern Cal transfer Aaron Corp wins lengthy battle to be Richmond's starting QB

Southern Cal transfer Aaron Corp has won Richmond's quarterback job.

First-year coach Latrell Scott said Tuesday that Corp will start when the Spiders open the season Sept. 4 at Virginia. He battled sophomore John Laub for the job since last spring.

"It was a tremendous competition, with both Aaron and John Laub playing extremely well in preseason camp," Scott said in a release.

Corp transferred to Richmond last January after two seasons with the Trojans. He was slated to be USC's starter in 2009 before being sidelined by an injury in the preseason. He then lost the job to freshman Matt Barkley and fell behind Mitch Mustain on the Trojans' depth chart before reclaiming the backup job late in USC's disappointing 9-4 season.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior started one game for USC last season, going 13 for 22 for 110 yards with one interception in a 16-13 upset loss to Washington while Barkley was hurt.

Corp has two seasons of eligibility remaining.