During my interview with Dave “Softy” Mahler, he asked me if I would take “Urban Meyer or the field” to be the next USC coach.
Right now, I would take the field.
Why? Because we still don’t know enough about USC president Carol Folt or the new athletic director.
Will Folt accept Meyer’s baggage? Will USC pay Meyer $8 million a year?
The answers to those questions might be yes and we could learn that in the next six weeks. But at the moment, we don’t know enough to say. So that is why I would take the field.
We know Folt will make a big move, just ask Lynn Swann.
But getting rid of someone is easier than hiring the right football coach. Meyer will win at USC. But will USC’s administration embrace him?
I might have a different answer in six weeks, so stay tuned.