Depth issues will affect Trojans spring finale

Depth issues will affect Trojans spring finale
USC quarterback Cody Kessler warms up before a game against Arizona in Tucson on Oct. 11, 2014. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)

USC concludes spring practice Saturday at the Coliseum, though fans once again will not see a split-squad game.

The Trojans are off NCAA probation that reduced scholarships for three years, but the bulk of the first full recruiting class since 2011 will not arrive until summer.

So depth issues dictate more of a controlled scrimmage rather than a game.

"I would love to split up teams and play a game and split up the staff and do all kinds of stuff," Coach Steve Sarkisian said. "We're just not there yet. Maybe a year from now."

Quarterback Cody Kessler said the Trojans would still provide fans a good show.

"Some people will be surprised and excited about some of these new faces that have been stepping into these kinds of big-time roles," he said.

The spring game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.