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LOS ANGELES -- USC is making a change at quarterback. Womens Bills Jerseys . Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold will start against Utah on Friday, supplanting junior Max Browne, coach Clay Helton announced Monday.The way [Browne] competed and performed was more than honorable, but the realism of football is -- is when youre 1-2 and youve scored one touchdown against Alabama and Stanford, Helton said. I want to see a spark in our offense, and I hope that Sam can bring that. Im confident in it after watching three games of watching him perform, seeing him in the arena and seeing what he can do.Helton informed both quarterbacks Sunday night and told the rest of the team during meetings Monday. It was clear the change was coming before the announcement was made, however, because Darnold took a majority of the first-team snaps in practice.Browne, who is in his fourth year with the program, was named the starter two weeks before the season started after a lengthy competition with Darnold. In three games, he completed 55 of 87 passes for 474 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.In three games off the bench, Darnold completed 14 of 22 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.I was stoked about it, Darnold said. I was stoked to finally get that opportunity.Browne made it clear he does not expect to regain the starting job.I know how these things work, he said. Usually, once the young guy goes, you know how it is. Ill be ready. I owe it to my teammates and the guys Ive been with four years now. I owe it to them to stay ready, and Ill be ready. Ill be ready at a moments notice.Browne has graduated and will almost certainly transfer when the season is over.You think about it right away, Browne said. You think about all the possibilities at hand, but at the end of the day, its only Week 4. There is a lot of ball to play, and so Ill stay ready.Browne was the No. 2-ranked pocket passer in the Class of 2013 and the No. 20 overall player in the ESPN300. He enrolled in the spring of 2013, redshirted that season and spent the past two years backing up Cody Kessler.Despite the change, Helton believes he made the correct call in letting Browne have the first crack at the starting job.Ill never doubt my decision, he said. Ill never regret going with that young man, Max Browne, to start off with. Hes a man of utmost character and talent. I will never regret doing that, but I also have to make really, really tough decisions being the head coach and doing whats best for your football team. Cedric Thornton Jersey . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. 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Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup.The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHLs leading goal scorer gave himself that opportunity Wednesday, re-signing with the Lightning for eight years and foregoing a chance to test free agency.The team confirmed the agreement, which is worth $68 million, meaning the 26-year-old captain will earn an average of $8.5 million per season.The deal was reached two days before Stamkos had the opportunity to gauge his worth on the open market, where the four-time All-Star star with 312 goals was expected to command far more lucrative offers from numerous bidders, including his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings.Instead, he chose to stay with the team that made him the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft.I am excited to move forward with the Lightning ... for the next eight years, Stamkos said in a statement released by the team.Its not often that a player gets the chance to spend his career in one organization, and I am hopeful that this agreement sets me on that path. ... Most importantly, I look forward to working with my teammates, coaches and our management in our goal of winning a Stanley Cup.The 26-year-old center is third on Lightnings all-time scoring list for goals and points. He was the NHLs leading scorer in 2012 and shared the title with Sidney Crosby in 2010.The contract that we agreed to is a number that (the Lightning presented) a while back. ... Ultimately Steven was willing to accept, general manager Steve Yzerman said.The GM added that when resumed talks with agent Don Meehan on Wednesday: I hadnt given up hope, but I certainly wasnt necessarily expecting it to get it done.Lightning teammate Ryan Callahan welcomed the news, writing on Twitter: Could not be more happy to have El Capitan Back!!! Callahan then joked that Stamkos will be picking up the tab at a fast-food restaurant.The agreement comes as something of a surprise after Stamkos and the Lightning were unable to negotiate a contract extension during the season. The uncertainty led to Stamkos potentially becoming the highest-proffile player to hit the free agent market in several years. Colton Schmidt Jersey. His status even loomed over the NHL draft in Buffalo last weekend, where several team executives expressed their interest in making a bid to sign Stamkos. Sabres general manager Tim Murray was among them, and referred to Stamkos as the big fish.Yzerman remained hopeful that a deal could be reached, saying as recently as last weekend that he had not closed the door on re-signing the teams star.The Lightning at least had a slight edge over other teams. Under NHL rules, they were allowed to sign Stamkos to an eight-year contract, while other teams were limited to making seven-year offers.We are very appreciative of the effort and commitment that Steven and his representatives have exhibited in getting a deal done, Yzerman said in the club announcement.We are excited to have him as a cornerstone part of the team for the next eight years as we continue in the franchises ultimate pursuit of winning another Stanley Cup.Stamkos has topped 40 goals four times. He won the NHLs regular-season scoring title twice, including 2011-12, when he had a career-best 60 goals.The captain is coming off a season in which he had 36 goals and 64 points in 77 games, before being sidelined after having surgery on April 4 to treat a blood clot near his right collarbone. He did not return until he saw limited ice time in Tampa Bays 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.The blood clot condition, called vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, is not expected to affect Stamkos career going forward.The Maple Leafs and Sabres were seeking to sign Stamkos in a bid to hasten their rebuilding plans. The Red Wings were believed to be interested after star Pavel Datsyuk chose to play in Russias Kontinental Hockey League.The Lightning have a deep and talented roster, which Stamkos helped lead to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, where Tampa Bay lost to the Blackhawks in six games.---AP Sports Writer Fred Goodall in Tampa, Florida, contributed to this story Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '