The battle to replace Sam Darnold as the USC Trojans quarterback is underway in Los Angeles between Matt Fink and Jack Sears this spring.
The Los Angeles Times’ Lindsey Thiry highlights a positive day in spring practice for the two gunslingers on Saturday.
From the L.A. Times:
“We needed this day offensively,” USC head coach Clay Helton said. “They built some confidence and now hopefully we can carry it over through next week.”
The scrimmage marked the best performances through 12 workouts by third-year sophomore Matt Fink and redshirt freshman Jack Sears, who have recently been plagued by turnovers and at times have struggled to locate receivers.
Helton added that the pair’s chemistry with the receivers is improving.
“Not where we we want them yet, but you have seen improvements,” Helton said. “And it was great to see those kids find the 1-on-1 opportunity [Saturday] and give the receivers chances.”
Also experiencing the optimism was USC quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis, who returned to practice on Saturday after his daughter was born earlier this week.