LOS ANGELES (AP) Two weeks before Southern California's first game after Sam Darnold, the star quarterback's successor still hasn't been chosen.
Coach Clay Helton has been auditioning three passers for the job. Freshman JT Daniels appears to be leading the group, but slightly more experienced returnees Jack Sears and Matt Fink are still competing.
If this uncertainty bothers Helton, he doesn't reveal it. In his third full season in charge of this glamorous program, the folksy coach has learned to embrace the daily thrill of elite players battling for starting spots, knowing it will probably lead to excitement in the fall.