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Sophomore QB J.T. Daniels Wins USC Starting Job

JT Daniels talking to USC head coach Clay Helton.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: JT Daniels #18 of the USC Trojans talks to Clay Helton the head coach of the USC Trojans in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

The University of Southern California has its starting quarterback for the 2019 college football season.

Head coach Clay Helton revealed the news after practice on Tuesday afternoon.

So, who will be under center for the Trojans this fall?

Sophomore quarterback J.T. Daniels earned the starting job after a solid camp this summer - much to the surprise of no one.

Daniels earned the starting role in his true freshman season and had a stranglehold on the job heading into 2019.

In his second season with the Trojans, Daniels has to hope for more success. If not, true freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis could swoop in and take the job.

Helton revealed the former three-star quarterback earned the backup role.

Daniels dealt with several injuries during the course of the 2018 season, including a concussion which kept him out of the game against Arizona State.

He finished an uneven season with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He completed just under 60-percent of his passes for 2,672 yards through the air.

The Trojans need more from their starter this season if they want to avoid back-to-back losing seasons. After failing to qualify for a bowl game, Helton's job could be on the line this year.

Stay tuned for the latest.