Kiffin's bowl legacy begins

Will he emulate Carroll, Robinson and McKay or Tollner, Smith and Hackett?

Updated: December 27, 2012, 12:52 PM ET
By Greg Katz | WeAreSC

Pat Haden, John Robinson, John McKayGeorge Long/Getty ImagesJohn McKay and John Robinson know a thing or two about winning bowl games at USC.
LOS ANGELES -- Lane Kiffin is about to embark on his first bowl game as a head coach, and like USC Trojans head coaches before him, the outcome can be his introduction to legendary status, future unemployment, or simply a footnote in Trojans football history.

On Monday afternoon in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, Kiffin will be given his first opportunity to make his mark in postseason play. He'll take his 7-5 Trojans and challenge the ACC's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-7) in El Paso, Texas.

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