Different paths, same goal

USC quarterback candidates bring different strengths to the competition

Updated: August 23, 2013, 2:21 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Cody Kessler and Max Wittek have ended every USC football practice this summer heading to their proverbial corners with their arms up in the air. Each believes that one week from Thursday, he will not only be the starting quarterback against Hawaii, but will be the Trojans' signal-caller for the next three seasons.

USC coach Lane Kiffin has done nothing to change that feeling publicly, and if this were a heavyweight championship fight, he continues to contend his scorecard ...

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