You can choose to believe Mike Bohn when he said he never spoke to other coaches, but even inside the McKay Center, the hot topic was former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops.
Sources said USC spoke to Stoops but things broke down over how much money his coaching staff would be paid.
If you’re going to hire Stoops, you don’t argue about coaches’ salaries. He is going to hire real coaches. Not John Baxters.
Why else would it take until Wednesday to bring Helton back? USC botched its chance to hire someone else.