A reader suggested USC hire Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith.
I think Smith would win if he came to USC.
Because for many years I’ve had the theory that you only need a competent coach to win at USC with the talent it attracts.
Smith is more than competent. I don’t know what Coach Bohn thinks of him but Smith is from Southern California, which is a plus.
You really just want a coach who won’t damage the program. Lane Kiffin was too immature 10 years ago. Steve Sarkisian was out of control. Clay Helton was incompetent.
So that’s why guys like Smith will win. He is none of those things.