Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 8/8/13
LOS ANGELES -- Cody Kessler remains fond of a lesson taught by his high school coaches: "Be constructive, not destructive." When it comes to those words, the USC redshirt sophomore quarterback walks a fine line. He's his self-proclaimed worst critic. After going through what he calls the "worst practice I've had since I've been here" on Wednesday, all of his teammates went to dinner. Kessler went to the film room. Over and over again he watched the lowlights of the three interceptions he'd thrown at Howard Jones Field just moments earlier. He was in a funk. He had to snap out of it. He skipped a meal to watch film, which could be destructive, depending on who you ask. The only way to snap out of it, in his mind, was to do exactly what he was doing: watch the film and learn from his mistakes. The next day would provide another opportunity when the Trojans took their act inside the Coliseum for their first scrimmage of the fall. There would be no waiting for Kessler on...
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