I spoke to a USC administrator today about the national media’s penchant for mentioning Lane Kiffin as a candidate at USC.
“This is the biggest hire of Mike Bohn’s career. I don’t think he wants to be remembered as the guy who simply rehired Lane Kiffin,” the administrator said.
Even if you believe Kiffin is a better coach today than 10 years ago, and he is a better coach, this is the issue: Bohn wants his guy. He doesn’t want some guy Mike Garrett hired.
But it makes for good conversation to keep mentioning Kiffin.
I also hear Urban Meyer mentioned by fans. Is anything he has done the past two years made him a more attractive candidate to Carol Folt? I don’t think so.