While the quarterback derby obviously is the primary interest, let’s talk a moment about left tackle.
Austin Jackson and Clayton Bradley have shared the position during training camp. Jackson is the heir apparent and enjoyed a strong training camp. But he has not been named the starter.
Last season, he and Bradley split time at left tackle when Toa Lobendahn was injured. But really the time has come to make Jackson the full-time starter if he is as good as Clay Helton keeps saying. Helton even mentioned Jackson on Tuesday as a fall-camp standout.
But USC sometimes dithers on starting spots. Helton might eventually be decisive with the quarterback decision but it would be nice if he does the same at left tackle, the most important offensive line position.