UCLA sophomore linebacker Kenny Young grew up on a college football rivalry, but it wasn't UCLA vs. USC.
As a youth in Louisiana, there was nothing bigger, and more loaded with bitterness, than a Louisiana State-Alabama game.
"That is a different comparison," Young said when asked about the two rivalries. "It's [Southeastern Conference] football. You have die-hard Tiger fans and die-hard Alabama fans. I've been to Baton Rouge for an LSU-Alabama game. It's crazy."
Young, who played at River Ridge (La.) John Curtis High, said he nearly chose LSU just because of that rivalry. What he knew about West Coast football was...