In this environment, anybody can get a job. Kliff Kingsbury to the Arizona Cardinals. Zac Taylor, 35, is the Rams QB coach and now the frontrunner to become head coach of the Bengals. He was the Rams assistant wide receivers coach two years ago.
So now the hot name for USC offensive coordinator is Graham Harrell, the former Texas Tech QB who is offensive coordinator at North Texas. He knows Kingsbury so there’s that.
Four years ago, he was the “outside wide receivers coach” at Washington State. Is that enough to generate “Graham” T-shirts? If Harrell gets hired and people are excited, you will know they are really desperate USC fans.
- I have to say something about Ohio State QB Tate Martell entering the NCAA transfer portal today. I always feared he would end up at USC and be a real distraction.
He went to three high schools. He committed to at least three colleges (Washington, Texas A&M, Ohio State). And I was sure he would transfer from Ohio State at some point. He always seemed like a me-first guy. And USC already has one of those.
That is why I always said Sam Darnold was so unique. He was a team-first guy.