LOS ANGELES – Cody Kessler's head has finally stopped spinning after a Southern California season featuring four head coaches, interminable drama and — somehow — 10 victories.
The quarterback is hoping for a return to normalcy for the Trojans this fall under new coach Steve Sarkisian. Even after four seasons of Lane Kiffin, title contention is still the norm at USC.
Sarkisian has returned to take his shot at restoring USC to the glory of the last decade. With NCAA sanctions nearly finished and a sparkling new training complex on campus, the former Washington coach believes it's time for USC to regain its spot atop the Pac-12.
Even with a brutal early schedule featuring six straight opponents coming off winning seasons, Sarkisian believes he has the team to make a run.