Being from Southern California, this one hurts especially. But imagine where the Ducks were in 2006—a lowly Pac-10 team just happy to see a bowl game in December. Since then, the Ducks have split six games with the Trojans, often determining the winner of the conference.
I'm okay with that, even if you are on the three-year-high of Chip Kelly and think that the world is coming to an end because he loses a game against a good team.
The Cal game in 2010 was nerve-wracking. Trust me, I was there.
The Cal game in 2011 was nerve-wracking, but for a whole other reason. Chip Kelly knew what Cal was going to do and exploited it (via California Golden Blogs).
I highly recommend that link because it will show that Chip Kelly wasn't twiddling his thumbs, or being harassed by passersby over the offseason. Chip will undoubtedly be prepared for USC next season and so will the defense. The returning players who might have overlooked this game because they were more focused on possibly getting back to the Natty to play LSU.