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USC-Utah will have a friendly feel for Cody Kessler
USC-Utah will have a friendly feel for Cody Kessler

USC's first play on offense against Utah at sold-out Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night will present Cody Kessler with a unique challenge. The Trojans quarterback will look across the line of scrimmage, read the Utes defense and no doubt make eye contact with linebacker Jared Norris, his former high school teammate and best friend from Bakersfield. "That first play," Kessler said, "there will probably be a chuckle between us." Said Norris: "I'm not going to be able to stop laughing." In an instant, it will get decidedly more serious for both. USC, ranked 20th, is trying to stay in the hunt to be the Pac-12 South Division entrant in the...

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