Kiffin's Trojans still lack landmark win

Despite the going toe-to-toe with the No. 4 team in the country, USC fell short

Updated: October 30, 2011, 10:39 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For the first time since Lane came back and Monte got to town, the Kiffins had a chance to feel the energy that used to propel Pete Carroll up the tunnel, sprinting, butt-slapping and fist-pumping his way to the locker room.

This town feeds off excitement. It has made a pretty good living of packaging the stuff and selling it to the rest of the country throughout the years. Carroll bartered in the stuff.

But since Lane Kiffin came back to USC and joined ...

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