What price victory?
After a game like USC’s 30-20 win over California on Saturday, one could generally answer that question with the usual blood, sweat and cliches.
But the Trojans’ most valuable player here paid an entirely different price.
For freshman kicker Chase McGrath, this victory was part of an experience costing around $70,000.
McGrath is not on scholarship. He and his family are responsible for paying full USC tuition and housing. While 84 others on the football team are on a free ride, he is walking every step of the way.
Except, of course, when he pauses to kick-start a victory, which happened again Saturday at California’s Memorial Stadium...