LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler has had eight months to think about everything he wants to see when Southern California opens the next chapter in its storied football history. The quarterback can boil it all down to one concept.
"Start fast," Kessler said with a grin.
The eighth-ranked Trojans begin life after heavy NCAA sanctions on Saturday night with a visit from Sun Belt contender Arkansas State. USC has carried a vibe of excitement and renewal throughout fall camp, and not even coach Steve Sarkisian's misstep at a recent pep rally has dampened it.