Ricky Town's departure doesn't sting USC one bit
News that Ricky Town would be transferring out of USC is not surprising.
The Trojans are carrying quite the load at quarterback, leaving little room for meaningful snaps down the road. But the case is especially interesting at USC, where the Trojans have practically become Quarterback-U.
That Town, a former four-star standout, is leaving isn't the end of the world in Los Angeles. Tyler Donahue at Bleacher Report explains.
"This development would devastate depart charts at plenty of other programs," Donahue writes. "Most coaching staffs can't accord to lose a blue-chip recruit before his freshman campaign and still move confidently forward into the future at quarterback. USC can.
"Senior Cody Kessler, a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, handles duties behind center now, but plenty of promise lies ahead. The Trojans roster still features four passers who were rated top-five talents at their position, including redshirt sophomore and top-overall class of 2013 quarterback Max Browne.
"Browne is likely to replace Kessler next year and holds eligibility through the 2017 season. [Sam] Darnold, ranked fifth nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2015 class, is left as the lone newcomer at quarterback in Town's absence."
(h/t Bleacher Report)