Cody Kessler: I came back to USC to win a championship

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There comes a time in every college football player’s life that they must make a huge decision. After three years in college, you are eligible to leave and enter the NFL Draft. Most of the time, you see some of the bigger names in college football do this because they were never really focused on getting a degree anyway.

While his motivation for coming back to college may have been obtaining a college diploma, USC redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler says otherwise.

Kessler told rotoworld.com that he wasn’t coming back to USC to try and gain more fame as a college player or boost his draft stock. He wants to lead the Trojans to a national championship.

“I didn’t come back to win a Heisman or be an All-American, as nice as those honors are,” Kessler said. “I came back because I’m tiring of losing four games a year. I came back because I wanted to win a Pac-12 title, a national title. I really think this could be that year. We could be the team to do that. How could we be [overconfident]? The last two years have been … humbling. It’s to the point now where everyone feels like it’s done. It feels like we’re back.”

Kessler took over the job fr the Trojans in 2013, beating out Max Wittek. Since then, he has been PAC-12 Offensive Player of the Week three different times as well as winning the MVP honors in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl.

For his career, he has an impressive 6.803 passing yards with fifty-nine touchdowns and only twelve interceptions.

Will the Trojans be able to get back to football glory? The team hasn’t won the national championship since 2004 when they defeated Oklahoma. That BCS National Championship has since been vacated due to the Reggie Bush situation.

The Trojans open the season on Septembe 5 when they host Arkansas State.

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