Morning Buzz: Is There A Better Job Around Than USC Basketball?

Is there a better basketball job than USC?

That is a serious question.

Think about it. You make the same amount as the UCLA coach with none of the expectations/pressure. You don’t have boosters/groupies bothering you. No one recognizes you. You don’t have to win in the postseason. It’s OK to miss the NCAA Tournament. You compete in the Pac-12. And you get to live in a big house in Manhattan Beach.

It’s kind of like being a backup QB in the NFL. You make a lot of money and don’t take the hits.

As USC opens Pac-12 Tournament play tonight against Utah, it’s worth noting Andy Enfield is making about $3.5 million.

That makes him around the second-highest paid coach in the Pac-12 according to USA Today. Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak is No. 1 ($3.9 million) while Mick Cronin ($3.6 million) and Enfield are nearly the same amount.

Enfield made $157,500 in 2012 at Florida Gulf Coast. He made $1.9 million at USC in 2016 but Lynn Swann (who else?) gave him a big bump and contract extension that still has two more years on it.

I will say it again: Are 2 NCAA Tournament victories in his first seven seasons worth $3.5 million? During a pandemic?

This NCAA Tournament could be critical for Enfield. How do you keep giving the guy raises if he doesn’t do anything in the postseason? Of course, USC rewards Clay Helton for little return too.

There is also the matter of the NCAA investigation into USC basketball. A couple years ago, USC officials were saying they were in the clear and nothing would ultimately happen but the NCAA investigation is still officially ongoing.

Until the NCAA does something, all Enfield has to do is keep the transfers and coaches’ sons coming and he can keep coasting.

32 thoughts on “Morning Buzz: Is There A Better Job Around Than USC Basketball?

    1. Thanks Enfield!! Enfield makes more in 1 day that Scott makes in a year. Do you think he’s Jealous? How many times a day do you think Scott Googles Andy Enfield’s wife?

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      1. Gee whiz Ricardo, just imagine if Andyain’twinning’s salary was coming out of your pocket.

        Based on Enfield’s cupcake record vs his Pac – 12 & tournament record, you’d be better off investing the $3.5 million in a Fund to purchase the Brooklyn Bridge for scrap metal profit.

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      2. You’re right dolt, imagine the coaches salary coming out of our pockets….
        Hey, wait a f’n minute, sow is a public school, all their coaches salaries come out of our pockets. And they ain’t won crap yet.

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      3. JO ..your posts just keep on giving. It is true that beating UCLA time and again does imply a cupcake record. We need a tougher opponent. Ooops, you did it again, JO. Keep on blogging!

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    2. The British narrator accentuates the overwhelming evidence about man never having landed on the moon, to perfection.

      This is beautifully done.

      Bravo!

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      1. TO sometimes I think you are a complete ass, and other times I know you are a complete ass. We Pastafarians, from the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster used to believe as you do; the earth is flat, the moon landings were a hoax and Ucla is a football juggernaut. However since a 2009 lunar probe (not to be confused with the anal probe the aliens used with you) sent back pictures of the junk left on the moon, we have decided the Flying Spaghetti Monster has sent us proof of the landings and should alter or altar our beliefs.
        Now if you are just trying to be funny I can assure you that you are indeed funny.
        But football preferences and looks aren’t everything.

        Oh oh oh my side hurts from ..
        It’s my appendix see ya!

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      2. Hey trumplican, post those pictures of the equipment they supposedly left on the moon. All you see are little dots that NASA says are remnants of the Apollo landing.

        You get more up close, clearer video of the lunar surface from this Nikon camera taken from someone’s backyard than you do from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the LRO orbits the moon 36 kilometers above the lunar surface.

        LMFAO!

        OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

        AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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      3. Hey trumplican, post those pictures of the equipment they supposedly left on the moon. All you see are little dots that NASA says are remnants of the Apollo landing.

        You get more up close, clearer video of the lunar surface from this Nikon camera taken from someone’s backyard than you do from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the LRO orbits the moon 36 kilometers above the lunar surface.

        LMFAO!

        OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

        AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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      4. After Hillary lost, I foresaw Tebow’s “Trump Thing” coming. I understood. I sympathized.
        But this NASA bit is a whole new thing…..
        #wtf?

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      5. You all know how much I hate being ungallant —-I just HATE it—but Hillary’s is fatter, longer and hairier…..
        #Bill’sBeenPostingShotsOnHisFacebookPage…
        #[IWishItWeren’tNecessaryToPointThisOut]….

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      6. Always knew tebolina was a crackpot. But just one more thing to add to the list. Enjoy your Flat Earth Society meeting. And your tinfoil hat.

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      1. Well “that pretty” and prettier than scottie’s wife are separate topics… at least as I see them.

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    1. Apparently Pudster, the Snarky One isn’t aware that being overly jealous can cause a person to lose his hair. Oops — I just googled Little Scotty and he already looks nearly bald. 🙂

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      1. On the one hand, tonight’s game is anything but a gimmie. On the other hand, If we don’t win convincingly we’re probably not going anywhere this year.
        #TimeForOurBestBasketballWhenItCOUNTS

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      2. I think they might’ve lost 1 (uconn), but you’re right about being much harder to beat if their threes are falling. I’d like to see just one game where all their guards are hitting from outside. Just once.

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  1. And scottie’s 3rd favorite coach at SC….

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  2. I usually could give a shit about the Pac 12 Tournament —- but this year is different. No team in that tournament should be able to beat a healthy, rested, motivated 2021 Trojan team.
    #We’veJustEnteredPutUpOrShutUpTerritory

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  3. Why not hire a young up and coming coach and pay him $500K a year? If you have a program that is expected to win consistently every year, then pay the coach a bundle, if not, then just hire a young but talented coach a much lower salary and then if he does well, great, if not, you havent overspent.

    There is ZERO reason to pay Enfield that kind of money. Actually, USC should start a trend of paying all the coaches less. Honestly, the over-paying coaches has gotten to be ridiculous. The only program that makes money at SC is football, so that is the only program where they should pay the coach a bundle to win.

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    1. Here is a deal Swann could have struck: Promise Helton 5 million $$ a year—but with the following condition subsequent included in the last paragraph of his contract— $1,000,000 penalty for each loss…. after 5 losses in a given year, Helton owes the university a million a loss…..
      #….OrBetterYet…
      #JustFireHim …
      #..AndHireAnActorWhoHasPlayedACoach…
      #…DenzelWashington…OrTheRockMaybe…

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      1. I think we have proof of why Mr. Wolf doesn’t get calls about covering USC for the Los Angeles Times.
        Nobody recognizes him? Backup Quarterback?
        Enfield certainly doesn’t have backup Quarterback in Los Angeles and that can be said before Mick Cronin arrived in Los Angeles.
        Serious question my a**.
        Wolf you’re almost reaching absurd heights in comparison to Donald Trump saying the Covid is not a problem and you don’t need a mask. It’s not real.
        Sure.
        Andy Enfield is the backup.
        Good stuff!

        PS.
        Should we have signed George Ravelling, Charlie Parker or Henry Bibby? No disrespect to them because times were different but they all choked in March while being the higher seed.
        Those are what you call “disappointing” seasons. Enfield has USC on track.

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  4. I think we have proof of why Mr. Wolf doesn’t get calls about covering USC for the Los Angeles Times.
    Nobody recognizes him? Backup Quarterback?
    Enfield certainly doesn’t have backup Quarterback in Los Angeles and that can be said before Mick Cronin arrived in Los Angeles.
    Serious question my a**.
    Wolf you’re almost reaching absurd heights in comparison to Donald Trump saying the Covid is not a problem and you don’t need a mask. It’s not real.
    Sure.
    Andy Enfield is the backup.
    Good stuff!

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