USC now has five coaches with ties to the state of Texas.
Graham Harrell, Mike Jinks, Craig Naivar and John David Baker are from Texas. Todd Orlando coached at Houston and Texas before USC.
There is nothing wrong with having coaches from Texas, especially if they are better than their predecessors.
But it does show the mercenary aspect and desperation surrounding USC football.
Everything being done right now is about trying to find a magical boost, quick fix to save Clay Helton‘s job.
That is the problem: It’s not to restore USC to its rightful place in the college football world.
It’s all meant as a steroid to overcome Helton.
That’s not a healthy program. It’s just a piece-meal approach. And that is where USC is today: Everything is done with an excuse at the ready.
“Well, we don’t really want to keep Helton but we’re giving him another season.”
Maybe. Maybe not.
But that’s not how Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Alabama or Ohio State operate. And recruits know this.