Now that Coach Bohn has hired Todd Orlando as defensive coordinator and given Graham Harrell a three-year contract, it raises an interesting question: Will he try to replace Clay Helton next season and tell him that Harrell and Orlando are included?
That is not how things are usually done but USC has its coordinators, who presumably are not interested in staying for a single season and have multi-year contracts. And USC is acting like it doesn’t want to spend a lot of money these days.
The problem is you don’t get a big-time coach with that type of deal. What are the odds a new coach wants to run the Air Raid? Or take Orlando in Year 2, when his defenses do worse?
The key is what are Harrell and Orlando’s buyouts?
One other thing: I’d bet Harrell likes sticking around USC because he sees himself as a likely successor to Helton.