Candidates are already emerging for the USC baseball job and people in Heritage Hall gave me two names today. I already mentioned UC Santa Barbara coach Andrew Checketts.
One potential problem is Checketts and his wife are from Oregon and the Ducks are expected to pursue him. And Oregon will offer more money than USC, believe it or not. Still, he is considered a strong candidate.
Another candidate is TCU associate head coach Bill Mosiello, who was USC’s hitting coach in 2007. He has the advantage of working at a private school and knowing the challenges associated with it when it comes to baseball.
Former Cal State Fullerton and Oregon coach George Horton is also waiting in the wings.