QB battle might have long-range impact

LOS ANGELES - - The battle for the starting quarterback position at the University of Southern California continues Thursday with the team’s first scrimmage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the ramifications of the eventual winner of fall camp competition could provide a major domino effect.

After the first day of training camp, quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler, considered the two lead candidates for the starting spot, were asked whether either would transfer if they weren’t named the starter by head coach Lane Kiffin.