by Steve Bisheff:
The great thing about this USC-UCLA rivalry is that it produces legacy games.
Catch the winning pass, kick the dramatic last-second field goal or come off the bench to make a big play in this series, and your college football legacy is assured in L.A. It often creates a memory or an image that can last a lifetime.
But for others, this game occasionally means something else. Something more urgent. Something more tangible.
The way it does this year for USC’s Steve Sarkisian and Cody Kessler.