Quarterback Derby

Max Wittek and fellow sophomore Cody Kessler got most of the snaps but most eyes focused on freshman Max Browne, the No. 1 high school quarterback in the country, who participated in his first college practice today.

“I struggled a little bit,’’ Browne said. “There were some first-day struggles under center. Coach (Clay) Helton thought I had good command of the huddle.’’

Like many high school quarterbacks these days, Browne must make the transition from running every play in the shotgun to moving under center at USC. The other issue is the speed of a college defense.

“It’s a whole other element,’’ Browne said.

Kiffin said Browne performed as expected in his first practice.

“He’s very unique in being able to handle the huddle,’’ Kiffin said.

Kiffin was prepared to name Kessler the first-day most valuable player until defensive end Jabari Ruffin intercepted a pass late in practice.

“It’s hard to name someone the MVP when they throw an interception,’’ Kiffin said.

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  • nard dog

    Vagina juice.

    • TrojanFan

      Bucket said that stuff is bad for your health

      • But better for bucket’s breath

  • ThaiMex

    From Post practice media sessions…it’s pretty obvious Haden has had a talk or two with Goat Boy about conversations with the media (You Vill du dem, und you vill like it”!). While Goat Boy is still CROSS EYED and continues to MUMBLE….he stayed thru all questions and didn’t RUN OFF like he had a plane to catch.
    I guess you knuckle heads learned a thing or two from those guys over in Westwood (U.C.L.A.)…….The Practice field at HoJo is only 90 yards long! Insiders at practice commented that “YOU DON’T REALLY NEED 100 YARDS FOR PRACTICE”….
    congrats brain surgeons….all of you!
    fit on torgans

  • Spedjones

    yet, Barfly was MVP all the time. Looks like there’s room here for a new Kiffy Favorite!

  • last year was about crashing fall from high expectations!

    this year is all about LOW EXPECTATIONS!!!

    here’s a fun prediction: your new QB will have MORE 4th QTR comebacks in the first half season, than the Pious Passer had during his WHOLE CAREER!!!

    oh, i forgot, he was a “great leader”!!!

    i guess when you’re Pious, “great leader” ;means standing on the sidelines with your mouth agog talking to no one as the teams tanks!!!! oh, that’s right he learned from Kiff!!!


    • Jethro G Sabbath


      Why didn’t you post anything in the middle of the night?

      • why don’t you tell me, Inspector?

      • TrojanFan

        The cadre had a all night butt dart tournament, up in the tree house….ouch!!!!

      • ThaiMex

        Don’t worry PALI….I’m gonna make sure you “GET CREDIT” (cause,,…that’s really what’s it’s all about,…..getting credit)..for your insightful post about posts in the middle of the night.
        fit on gerbil!!!!!!

        • Jethro G Sabbath

          Stay out of this, pal. I’m trying to have a civil conversation with Bucket. This is of no concern to you.

          • Jezro, when you go up against ONE Cadre, you go up against ALL Cadre!!

            in fact one of the Core Values in our Mission Statement is: “All for ONE and one for ALL!!!”

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Okay, but does a classy organization really need to call someone a gerbil?

          • i agree. that is not consistent with our Customer Service Vision Statement: “Courtesy is Infectious, Pass it On”

            please contact the Cadre Complaint line: (888) wah wah wah-wah wah wah wah.

          • ThaiMex

            I apologize for calling you a Gerbil, Jethro.
            You’re really more of a Cockroach.
            fit on!

          • TrojanFan

            The cockroach is the official mascot of the cadre

          • TrojanFan

            Is that why the circle jerk sessions are so important?

  • Hmmm, Barkley routinely threw picks in practice, yet he got handed the job with no problem and got praised as well. Maybe if Kessler had a private coach like Wittick does, he would have a better chance with Lanie.

  • What is the punishment for turnovers?

    • TrojanFan

      Reading five straight bucket posts