Redshirt freshman Jack Sears is gaining some momentum in USC’s quarterback competition.
Sears has improved his play in the last few spring practices and coaches are starting to take notice.
USC coaches want to use this spring as a teaching period for all positions, including at quarterback. Redshirt sophomore Matt Fink and redshirt freshman Jack Sears are the only two in contention to start behind center until freshman J.T. Daniels arrives at training camp. When it comes to Fink and Sears, the redshirt freshman’s field vision is improving.
“He was getting through his progressions a little quicker,” USC quarterback coach Bryan Ellis said, per The Orange County Register’s Joey Kaufman. “He could get there where he wasn’t late, so he didn’t have to try to be perfect. He could put it out there to give (his receiver) a chance.”
Ellis’ assertion is eyebrow raising. Field progression is obviously a huge part to playing quarterback. By saying Sears is better at his progression, the Trojans quarterbacks coach provided a clue at who could be winning the competition at this current moment.
Even with Ellis’ statement, USC’s quarterback competition is still a fluid situation.
Saturday’s scrimmage is going to be another chapter in this quarterback story.