First, some housekeeping. I haven’t posted since the day Clay Helton got fired because of previously planned hospital visit.
So I’ll start with what I know on the coaching search. Here’s what I hear from Heritage Hall:
- Mario Cristobal, Oregon. USC has identified him as its top choice.
- Matt Campbell, Iowa State; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati. The up-and-comers are the next choices.
- James Franklin, Penn State. He is very interested in the USC job despite what anyone says.
- Eric Bienemy, Kansas City; Jack Del Rio. They want the job but does USC want them?
- Chris Petersen. He has zero interest in the job but USC would love to talk to him.