I used to joke to certain groups of USC fans that they would rather finish No. 1 in the recruiting rankings than win a national title.
Based on yesterday, I could probably say it’s more important to finish No. 1 in hype videos.
There’s nothing wrong with hiring talented people.
But here’s the difference between today and any time USC was great: Now things get celebrated for absolutely no reason. Did USC make the College Football Playoff on Wednesday? Did it win a national title? Did it do anything?
Did it hire Hudson Houck? He’s probably the best offensive line coach in USC history (10 All-Americans) but he didn’t get the fanfare when he was hired that a couple video guys from LSU received.
I understand the importance of a great support staff and how recruits like videos.
Here is the message from USC’s administrators Wednesday: Everything is soooo important to rebuild the football program . . . except having a good head coach.
If Mike Bohn can circumvent a hiring freeze to hire tape guys, why can’t he fire Clay Helton?
You want to throw a party over support staffers? Then why isn’t a quality head of the program vitally important?
I suspect Bohn and Co. would whisper to be patient regarding Helton. But that change is what I will break out a noisemaker or a GIF for, not a couple of hype video guys.