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Let’s Get Ready To…Watch the SC QB Battle

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES – If the rich baritone and golden-throated voice of famed ring announcer Michael Buffer is attendance on the first day of USC spring football practice, March 8, he’ll probably strut majestically through Goux Gate, walk directly to the center of Howard Jones/Brian Kennedy Field, and come to a complete stop.

In his trademark tuxedo, Buffer will then pause for theatrical dramatic effect, slowly turn his regal body towards returning Trojans quarterbacks Max Browne and Sam Darnold, and proceed to do what he does best – introduce the two competing quarterbacks like it was a 15-round heavyweight title bout.

Taking a deep breath, fans panting and anticipating his every word, Buffer will bellow,  “Fifteen days of competition, it’s the battle you’ve all been waiting for, the ultimate exchange between two prolific quarterback candidates, and a chance to follow in the cleats of some of the greatest USC quarterbacks to ever wear the cardinal and gold.

“Now, fans, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for; it’s time to meet the main competitors for the starting quarterback position at the University of Southern California…..

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Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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