USC coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he expected junior Mark Sanchez to start Saturday at Virginia:
"Mark practiced full-go yesterday. He looked good. I think he's got to clear through the doctors tonight to get the final OK."
"We're expecting him to play."
Carroll also commented on the preseason of reserves Mitch Mustain and Aaron Corp and how the two reserves sit relative to Sanchez:
"Mitch has made a tremendous amount of progress, as Aaron Corp has. I think this has accelerated their progress, but there is still a distance between those guys' handling of the offense and where Mark is."
Carroll was indecisive when asked which quarterback, Mustain or Corp, should be considered the backup.
"We're going to leave this competition open and see how they continue to develop.
There's nothing to declare yet."
Although those of us who have watched practices consider Corp to be slightly above Mustain at this point.