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Kessler & Wittek, 'It's go time'

Will Cody Kessler win the starting QB role?

USC kicks off spring practices on Tuesday. The spotlight of spring drills will be on the quarterback battle. Will Cody Kessler or Max Wittek take over for the departed Matt Barkley? Or... does freshman Max Browne win the job?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Like two young boys wrapping up Pop Warner football practice, quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek tossed each other touchdown passes before a tackling match ensued in the end zone. It was all fun and games for the redshirt sophomores -- who have forged a friendship over the last three years together at Troy -- and who are determined to put the fun back Trojan football as...

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