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Published on August 21, 2013 at 8:30 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ The two quarterbacks have been in constant competition throughout training camp.Standing side by side in a line of six quarterbacks at the beginning of practice Monday, they each took three-step drops and snap throws to stationary receivers standing 10 yards away.Practicing handoffs, they stood shoulder to shoulder once more before feeding the ball to running backs, one after the other.But when practice shifted and the offense huddled around quarterbacks coach Tim Lester, they stood outside the group. They aren’t Terrel Hunt and Drew Allen, the two quarterbacks competing for the starting job.They’re Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKimble and Wilson are SU’s two freshman signal-callers who will likely redshirt this season. As much of the program’s attention centers around Hunt and Allen – one of whom will start against Penn State on Aug. 31– the freshmen are priming themselves to compete to become the starter down the road, and quickly becoming companions in the process.“With having to get two guys a lot of reps, they haven’t gotten a lot of reps,” Lester said. “We have two guys with great arms who are learning the game, and it’s going to be fun to watch them learn. And they’re fighting to try and learn as fast as they can.”Few things set Kimble and Wilson apart. Each stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and picked up the position around the start of high school. In drills, the two possess equally quick feet and arms to match their big frames.Then there’s the look in each of their eyes, which exudes impressionability.“It’s been a lot of mental reps for us, learning the playbook and stuff,” Kimble said, “and it’s fun being around all the quarterbacks. It’s a really competitive environment and it’s contagious.”Wilson signed first, already knowing it was a crowded position. Even after Zach Allen de-committed for Texas Christian University and Kimble chose the Orange instead of North Carolina State and Northern Illinois, Wilson never wavered.“It was first Zach and then Mitch, and I always felt the same,” Wilson said. “It’s good to have someone to learn with and work out with and to push yourself against.”Since training camp commenced more than two weeks ago, Kimble and Wilson have been making each other better.In practice Monday, the two matched up in every drill. One drill had all six quarterbacks run sideline to sideline while throwing to their partners.Kimble quickly took three steps and pitched it right into Wilson’s chest. Then Wilson responded by moving his feet faster and pitching the ball harder toward the exact same spot. This continued until they were out-hustling the duos of Allen and Hunt and Charley Loeb and walk-on freshman Troy Green.When they reached the other sideline, a quick verbal exchange and a simultaneous helmet tap sent them whizzing into the next drill.“We’re excited about these freshmen, they are doing a phenomenal job,” Lester said. “Those two young kids can really throw the ball.”Teammates rag on Kimble and Wilson, calling them “inseparable” and “always together.” The two don’t deny their friendship, but as evidenced by their collective work ethic, they haven’t lost sight of their personal goals.“I wouldn’t say we are trying to one up each other,” Kimble said. “We just come out every day and try and one up everybody, both of us. We all want to be starters, so we all have to work like we are.”The competitiveness surrounding quarterback drills at camp is apparent, and Kimble and Wilson are storing notes for a later date.Among Hunt, Allen and Loeb, veterans surround the freshmen. Hunt brings two years of experience in the program. Allen, the fifth-year senior, backed up NFL products Sam Bradford and Landry Jones at Oklahoma before transferring to SU this summer.“These guys are teaching us a ton about perseverance,” Wilson said. “They are out here competing every day and everyone’s watching, and they just keep going.”Should sophomore Hunt edge Allen for the starting spot, he will have a good chance to hold onto it for the next three years. That would leave Kimble and Wilson two seasons – assuming they redshirt – to best one another and achieve a lifelong dream.Kimble and Wilson aren’t naive to what the future holds. They’ve embraced the cutthroat nature of this year’s camp and look forward to much of the same in the next four years.Said Kimble, with a smile on his face: “Nothing about it makes me nervous. It’s why I came, and it’ll be fun.” Comments
USC’s youth is the reason it has such a special chance to build off these lessons. It will be tough for the team to make up for departing cogs like Pittman and those who could enter the draft a bit early like Vaughns and senior left tackle Austin Jackson, but so many of the players who have been on the field for this improved performance will return next year. First and foremost, Kedon Slovis is the real deal. The freshman quarterback had his third 400-yard performance in four games and has thrown 15 touchdowns in the last four weeks. Another takeaway is that USC can effectively make adjustments. The team’s inability to do so in the past can be attributed to poor coaching but also to the players’ collective mindset. Coaches can come up with all the changes they want, but they won’t matter if the players don’t execute them. In recent weeks, the Trojans have shown an increased ability to implement these adjustments. No one would have held it against the freshman if he stumbled in his first game in a crucial role or if he patted himself on the back for his performance, but London seemed completely unimpressed with his effort after the game. He expected for it to happen, and the rest of the team needs to take after his example of staying cool under pressure. Cal was a great example. The defense got bullied on Cal’s opening touchdown drive but cracked down on the run from that point on. This forced the Bears to win through the air, a strategy which only became better after redshirt sophomore starting quarterback Chase Garbers departed the game with a shoulder injury and was replaced by redshirt junior backup Devon Modster. The Bears were unable to make USC pay in the pass game. Certainly, some credit should be given to offensive coordinator Graham Harrell’s scheme and massive injuries at running back forcing USC to throw the ball, but Slovis’ performance is nonetheless impressive. Cal’s secondary is strong, but Slovis had no issues carving it up despite being under constant pressure. Sophomore quarterback JT Daniels will have a chance to win his job back next season, but one takeaway is that this team can build a successful pass-heavy offense around Slovis. But the team has done a good job of holding itself to a high standard while also maintaining a positive outlook. Redshirt junior receiver Tyler Vaughns was very limited Saturday, but freshman Drake London stepped up with six receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. But after the team’s decisive 41-17 win at Cal Saturday night, I want to address the players because they have a really cool opportunity here. A lot of things have to happen for USC to return to college football’s elite in the coming years, but perhaps none is as key as this: the players who were on the field for that dominant effort — and who have been out there the last few games of this season — need to carry the lessons from this final stretch into the rest of their Trojan careers. USC’s offense found answers, too. The Trojans could have easily entered halftime tied at 10 but got lucky when Cal junior cornerback Elijah Hicks lost his footing on senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.’s 33-yard touchdown catch. The Trojans had been able to move the ball a bit, but Cal’s previously incapable pass rush was able to get strong pressure that kept USC from lighting up the scoreboard. For the past few weeks, this column has focused on the coaching staff and administration of USC football. I made the obvious point that head coach Clay Helton will likely lose his job and provided evidence from the team’s play and the recent hiring of athletic director Mike Bohn to support my argument. The final major lesson the players need to take from this stretch of games is the importance of mental fortitude. Lots of things have gone wrong for the Trojans the last few weeks — injuries have decimated entire position groups, and there have been more than a few questionable calls made against them. In the second half, Harrell adjusted by calling for more deep balls. The offensive line adjusted to Cal’s exotic blitzes to give Slovis more time. And the freshman came through with some absolutely beautiful deep balls that gained massive chunks of yardage and bypassed the methodical drives that the offense wasn’t able to cash in through the first two quarters. The whole team needs to continue to prioritize this adaptability. USC has young players producing at virtually every position, and with the program’s worst recruiting class of the century incoming, it will be important for them to learn from the end of this season in order to thrive moving forward. Say all you want about the competition, but the fact is that if USC beats UCLA in the Coliseum this upcoming weekend, the Trojans will finish the season 8-4 and will have won five of their final six games. That stands in stark contrast to last season, when the Trojans missed a bowl game with a 5-7 record in large part because the team lost five of its final six games. Yeah, USC has beaten some pretty terrible teams recently and an 8-4 season is nothing to be satisfied with, but it’s progress. The Trojans have played better down the stretch this season; thus, there are lessons to take with them as they attempt to make use of their considerable talent. Aidan Berg is a junior writing about sports. He is also an associate managing editor for Daily Trojan. His column, “Berg is the Word,” runs every Monday.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — The 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival begins Wednesday night on the road at Alcona High School.Tuesday means one last day of previews for local students in the area. Students at Alpena High School got the chance to have a sneak peek of some of the movies coming to the 7th annual film fest. A discussion took place after viewing a few of the selections.“It made me really think about our actions and what I can do to help prevent these things from continuing,” said Freshman Emma Allen.Students, volunteers, and festival coordinators talked about environmental issues facing our Oceans and Great Lakes. The freshmen that attended the afternoon session had a few favorite films. They also took away some important messages that the films portrayed.“It’s interesting to see how sharks are treated, and how they can be treated better,” said Freshman Ande Fischer. “They are not just these vicious animals that we see, they are actually are beautiful creatures, and they have a life too.”“There were a couple standouts that really made you think about what we do to ecosystems and how it effects other species,” said Freshman Sawyer Haugerude.This was the last round of previews for the film fest. Over 1,000 students got a first look thanks to the Friends of Thunder Bay, volunteers from Huron Pines Americorp, and volunteers from the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Intiative.The film fest kicks off Wednesday in Alcona. Thursday, the film fest travels up to Rogers City then back to Alpena on Friday through Sunday.More information on films and tickets for the festival can be found at www.thunderbayfriends.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival, Alcona High School, alpena, Alpena High School, Film Fest, First Federal/mBank Community Foundation, friends of thunder bay national marine sanctuary, Huron Pines AmeriCorp, Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship InitiativeContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan Air National Guard officials seeking community leaders input in airspace proposalNext Alpena City Council approves 1-percent administration fee on tax bills