There's plenty of life after USC football

LOS ANGELES -- For departing USC Trojans football players making that final walk up the storied Coliseum tunnel, it can foreshadow a transition into the NFL, a sports-related career, or an entirely different vocation.

For former Trojans uch as Troy Polamalu, Carson Palmer, Sam Baker, and brothers Ryan and Matt Kalil, making a living in the National Football League makes life a whole lot simpler. The dream continues, complete with hefty paychecks.