Clancy Pendergast hated to recruit. But his replacement will probably want to recruit.
The recruiting dead period ends Jan. 16, so USC probably needs a defensive coordinator in place by then. Also, what if the new defensive coordinator dumps the other assistants, which is a real possibility?
How many defensive coordinators are going to be cool with Johnny Nansen as linebackers coach?
What if defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a gets fired? There are three incoming defensive line recruits. Will they care? Does USC really care given that they are all three stars?
The point is, this needs to get settled in the next couple weeks and not dragged out like so many Clay Helton searches. Good thing he isn’t handling it.