USC sends message with win

As big as Saturday's victory is now, the win over Oregon will be bigger in the future

Updated: November 21, 2011, 10:37 AM ET
By Steve Bisheff | We Are SC
It was a big win now, but it was an even bigger win for the future

That 38-35 Cardinal and Gold nailbiter over Oregon was more than a national jolt to the college football consciousness. It was a bright, blinking neon sign of victory, reminding everyone that Lane Kiffin has officially achieved his first major goal.