LOS ANGELES -- There is nothing illegal about players changing uniform numbers during the course of a game.
Different, but not illegal.
So when Cody Kessler switched from No. 35 to his usual No. 6 on Saturday, it was well within NCAA rules, as USC head coach Lane Kiffin pointed out on Tuesday.
We change jerseys all the time with our guys, Kiffin said. We changed some more this week. Everything is within college rules.
USC special teams coach John Baxter is known for his successful, yet sometimes off-the-cuff schemes. The new numbers game USC played last week appears to be his brainchild.
I honestly, have no idea why I did it, said Kessler about his first half number swap. I dont know if it was some scheme thing he wanted to do or something like that. I have no idea.
Baxter was not available for comment. As the special teams coach, his availability along with the defensive players and coaches is on Wednesday.
Kessler, the third string quarterback, who is also the holder on spe...