I hear USC is seriously considering Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.
He is the one of the best-known athletic directors in the country. Did I mention USC president Carol Folt is from Akron, Ohio.
But would Smith want it?
He certainly would be ideal if USC wants Urban Meyer, which remains to be seen.
There are a big three, I believe, out there: Smith, Alabama athletic director Greg Bryne and Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte.
Byrne and Del Conte wanted the USC job in 2016. But they were at Arizona and Texas Christian, respectively. They since have moved on to bigger jobs.
So they not want to come and fix all of USC’s problems.
Imagine the problems USC could avoid if it hired one of them three years ago. But noooooo . . . Max Nikias wanted Lynn Swann.