It looks like Arizona State coaches are fed up with USC’s “Take back the West” slogan for recruiting. Here are some tweets from Sun Devils assistant coaches Prentice Gill and Chris Hawkins.
And then USC assistant coach Donte Williams responded:
The irony is Gill was a USC graduate assistant in 2018 and Hawkins is a former USC safety and was a graduate assistant in 2019. Also, Gill and Williams were assistants together last season at Oregon.
So this is probably just a bunch of bluster and banter. But usually coaches don’t engage in trash talk with each other on twitter. Hawkins’ comment was a huge indictment on the staff he worked on at USC last year since he seems to concede Arizona State owned the West.