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USC football: Could Cody Kessler bring back another Heisman Trophy for the Trojans?

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Cody Kessler Named To ESPN Preseason Heisman Watch List [Nick Barbarino, Conquest Chronicles]: "Coming off one of the greatest seasons ever for a Trojan QB, Cody Kessler has found himself ranked third on ESPN's Preseason Heisman Watch list."

USC training camp preview: QB Cody Kessler aims to stay grounded even as he seeks a championship [Michael Lev, Orange County Register]: "Kessler is now a preseason All-American and NFL prospect. Through it all, he has stuck to his mantra: He cares only about team accomplishments, not individual ones."

USC quarterback Cody Kessler is ready to make dream season a reality [Lindsey Thiry, Los Angeles Times]: "If the season goes as some predict, quarterback Cody Kessler could achieve his goals, and his dreams, before he leaves USC."

2015 USC Football Position Preview: Quarterbacks [Jordan Schumann, Conquest Chronicles]: "Heading into last fall, USC quarterback Cody Kessler was no doubt a middle-of-the-pack quarterback in the pass-happy Pac-12 Conference. Now, not so much."

Cody Kessler's NFL counterpart is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback [FoxSports.com]: ""Is his size a concern for professional scouts? Perhaps, but let’s take a look at another college quarterback who had big stats but saw questions about his size," Wallace writes. "You’d say Drew Brees has had a solid NFL career, wouldn’t you? I’d say so. We’re not saying Kessler equals Brees, but there’s reason to compare the two, without question.""

Cody Kessler: PFF grades Kessler as clear top returning QB [Pro Football Focus]: "Kessler is in a tier of his own, according to PFF's grades, with Cal's Jared Goff behind. The grades then become very similar, with WKU's Brandon Doughty, TCU Trevone Boykin and Clemson's Deshaun Watson round out the top five. Kessler is very successful in USC's offense since he handles a pocket very well and will work to multiple reads and levels of the field."