Remember when Mike Bohn spent some time with Willie McGinest at the Holiday Bowl?
It signaled the “new USC” was willing to listen to some high-profile/influential figures. Well, I’ve heard recently Bohn and Clay Helton have ignored McGinest’s recommendations for openings on the coaching staff.
That’s nothing new for Helton, who routinely blows people off who know more than him. He disregarded Norv Turner when he called about the quarterbacks job two years ago and Norm Chow, who merely wanted to volunteer.
But Bohn might want to be diplomatic here because McGinest is not someone to treat in a condescending manner. He will do and say what he thinks is right. And he won’t go away. It’s perfectly fine for Bohn/Helton to hire different people than McGinest wants. But it’s wrong to make him feel like he is being ignored. Stay tuned.