When will USC become a national contender again?
Let’s see: Texas, which is not much different than USC in terms of losing its stature in the past decade, just spent $24 million to get rid of Tom Herman and Co.
USC? It’s hiring an offensive line coach and strength coach.
Oh, and I hear it just added some recruiting staff and will probably put some money into hype videos and name, image and likeness consultants.
Are fans supposed to do a backflip over that?
Carol Folt thinks 5-1 and losing to Oregon is OK. Mike Bohn talks a good game behind the scenes. But there’s no appetite for a bold, expensive move. No desire to tap a mega-booster to pay off Helton and staff. Everyone just shrugs at the thought of a big move.
So is 2021 going to be Helton’s D-Day? Or 2022? Anyone?
- If you want to see how serious Steve Sarkisian is, let’s see if he hires former assistants like Johnny Nansen and Peter Sirmon. Or if he goes for guys he met from being at Alabama.
- A year ago, I was talking to former USC players and boosters about Iowa State coach Matt Campbell. Now, he’s being mentioned for the New York Jets job. See what happens when you wait?
- Let’s hope now that USC officially has five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, he isn’t dropping 30 yards on pass plays next season.