USC Morning Buzz: Why Is Anthony Lynn Being Discussed?

I know USC makes strange hires but I’m not sure why people are treating former San Diego Chargers coach Anthony Lynn as a serious candidate.

Lynn would not excite the fans and Mike Bohn would become even more unpopular with such a move. Nothing I’ve heard suggests Lynn is even a candidate.

  • What’s the deal with defensive end Korey Foreman?

I spoke to a football coach at USC before training camp and we both had the same concern: He might be soft, initially.

Now USC coaches are saying Foreman isn’t playing even though he is healthy. He has been slowed by “dings” which is never a good sign. He is supposedly 100 percent and still not playing. It’s only four games into the season but he’s yet to live up to the hype.

24 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Why Is Anthony Lynn Being Discussed?

    1. Why Lynn? I think it was Tim that said the words to the song are now “Carry on for old SC –carry on to mediocrity”….
      CarolFolt:”It’sUpToUs!CarryOn!”

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  1. Gee, I wonder why he’s even being named ? Um, the color of his skin ?
    He’s never coached in college so he’s NEVER RECRUITED.
    I’m pretty sure he wanted Tyrod Taylor to play instead of Herbert last year
    Hiring Lynn would bury USC football for another 6-7 years.

    So, all in all, this would be the typical USC hire these days.

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  2. In other news — I noticed when Dart was in the game he wasn’t watching the sidelines for plays. Could it be he was calling his own stuff?
    Related: Everyone needs to watch how many times Slovis changes the play at the line — he’s slowing the game down to the point the offense has zero energy……

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  3. SUCC is so screwed up that there are rumors the “Boner” might consider Kiffy Goat, version II, as the next SUCC HFBC.

    What a roar, uh SUCCmeitster’s. Kiffy Goat is crazy enough to hit an bozo offer hard – I mean, Mississippi or So. California?

    #Kiffy Goat, the Pac-12 Richard Nixon clone.

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  4. “Napoleon complex” is a theorized inferiority complex normally attributed to people of short stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior, such as lying about earnings, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subject’s physical or social shortcomings.

    Napoleana folt repeated proving the validity of this psychologic theory. This is a serious threat to the well-being of SC football. Hiring Urban Meyers of Chris Petersen would quickly put SC back on the rails. However, she is likely threatened by a real man. Hence, bohn and helton are her heroes.

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    1. Carol Folt makes $2-2.5 million annually. I’ve theorized in the past that her delicate ego would never allow herself to pay Urban Meyer $9 million or another quality coach $6+ million. After-all, I’m the President of this university, they’re just football coaches.

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      1. Carol Thinking Out Loud: “All the fricking Head Football Coach has to do is put a team on the field that competes in a contest with a definite beginning, middle and end. In this contest he will match his players against the best teams on the west coast…led by some of the best coaches in the country. And at the end of the contest, millions of people will know whether his team succeeded or failed. Whereas I am charged with keeping an entire University on the Path of Righteousness — an accomplishment for which there are NO metrics —NO beginning, No middle and NO end. AND I have to look fantastic in a miniskirt. ”
        #It’sNoContest

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  5. I have nothing personal against Coach Anthony Lynn. This is my opinion, but I think he has reached his celing as a coach. Some coaches are great assistants but do not turn out to being great head coaches. In my opinion, i think he is one of these type of coaches. He did not get the Chargers deep into the playoffs.

    It does not matter anymore. Caruso, Folt, and Bohn will hire someone that will fit their demands. They will be a yes man with a phylosphy of USC, and that phylosphy is, Can’t we all get along. If that is the case, they should have kept Helton. SC will hire another Helton. if that is the case, then just put a bullet into the USC football program, use the practice field as a place to smoke the gangi because Folt would join in and thinks she is part of the crowd, pour cement on top of the practice field, and use it as a soccer pitch.

    I don’t care of the new head coach comes from the Marines as a drill sargent, but that team needs discpline, coaching, accountability, respect for the program, respect for th uniform, respect for the opponent, respect for the officals, respect for their coaches, and respect for each other. To hell with Kumbai, get back to Trojan football or get the hell out of the way.

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    1. You are 100% right. Helton himself got too toxic to keep—but all USC really wants now is a new Helton to replace the old Helton. [Most of my family stayed in Italy during and after the war —what they noticed was: when Mussolini began to embarrass the corrupt industrialists who supported him, they wanted to drop him and get someone new who was JUST like him]……

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    2. pasadenatrojan. No body cares what a wine cooler drinking bitch ass has to say. If you say one more disparaging thing about the great Carol Folt and immaculate AD Bohn, I will tear you an another asshole so you can take two at a time. Don’t you ever say anything against Mike Bohn!

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  6. Why not? Coached under Bill Parcells. Played several years in the league. Has 2 Super Bowl Rings. Coached a 12-4 NFL Team recently in the same city as USC. Compare his credentials to Luke Fickell or Mario Cristobal, not even close.

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    1. He got WAY more out of Justin Herbert than Mario Cristobal did.

      The Chargers are a so-so-at-best organization, and he had nothing close to full control. Still, he did improve the team. Didn’t take the Chargers deep into the playoffs, people are commenting? IT’S THE EFFING CHARGERS, FOR CHRISSAKES! He was limited by the quality of the organization around him.

      He is energetic and charismatic, and would be a good recruiter.

      Honestly, does anybody remember what happened the last time we hired a former NFL coach with a so-so record?

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  7. This would be the worst hire ever. Someone said Lynn was on Super Bowl teams– as a career bench player, at best special teams. Even in college he wasn’t anything special but a large body with speed- just couldn’t learn to use his God given talent. That’s not something that resonates with recruits or players.

    But that would be okay if Lynn was a good coach but he wasn’t a nobody secondary position coach, who got hired for being amenable and his color (there are tons of good minority coaches– even coaches that may click because of background as a recruiter, but this guy HAS NEVER BEEN A HIGH SCOOL OR COLLEGE COACH EITHER and he’s not from California so has no ties as a player, etc., has ZERO ties to SC, and again, his lackluster playing career doesn’t inspire recruits).

    Lynn sucked as a head coach, in LA and got fired, (which makes him the worst hire because a lot of the Southern California fan base already hates him), and now Lynn is sucking as an OC at Detroit, which besides reflecting incompetence also doesn’t inspire recruits. But it’s likely to have him out on his azz again, which is why he’s interested in the job at SC.

    If the aim is to find a guy who connects with SC players and recruits, no program like SC has more alumni, California guys who were stars in the NFL, who know the game and are charismatic and media savvy and beloved by SC alum, that understand big boy SC football and could hire a great staff for that. Someone astutely mentioned Willie McGuinest as a prime example of someone who would fit that description and immediately clean up recruiting and reestablish tone, respect and optimism for SC. But Boner and the troll doll want nothing like that, nor do some boosters, some of whom have a conflict of interest (including several sports teams owners).

    https://trojanswire.usatoday.com/2021/09/28/the-trojans-need-to-stay-far-far-away-from-anthony-lynn/?itm_source=parsely-api

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    1. Read your piece. Agree with everything you said about Lynn’s strengths and weaknesses. Then I thought about Folt & Bohn …and where they’re coming from & what phonies they are…and said to myself: “It’s gonna be Lynn.”
      #ThatSettlesIt

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  8. He got WAY more out of Justin Herbert than Mario Cristobal did.

    The Chargers are a so-so-at-best organization, and he had nothing close to full control. Still, he did improve the team. Didn’t take the Chargers deep into the playoffs, people are commenting? IT’S THE EFFING CHARGERS, FOR CHRISSAKES! He was limited by the quality of the organization around him.

    He is energetic and charismatic, and would be a good recruiter.

    Honestly, does anybody remember what happened the last time we hired a former NFL coach with a so-so record?

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