The USC Trojans have named their starting quarterback for the 2016 college football season. Head coach Clay Helton made the announcement to Max Browne and redshirt-freshman Sam Darnold on Saturday that Browne has earned the No. 1 job for the season-opener.
“At this point, we feel that it is in the best interest of our football team to lean on the veteran experience that Max Browne has,” Helton said, via the Los Angeles Times.
While Browne is the starter, don’t expect Darnold to take his talents elsewhere.
“I can guarantee you that,” Darnold said. “That won’t happen. I have no desire to leave USC, this is the place for me.”
Browne was formerly the No. 1 rated quarterback in his recruiting class. Trojans fans will be looking for Browne to flash that talent this season when the team kicks things off Sept. 3 against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.