I have no heard him mentioned for the USC job at all, but a Pac-12 coach tells me the Trojans should pursue Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.
“That’s who I would hire,” the coach said. “He really knows what he is doing.”
The Wildcats are 6-2 and could easily win their final four games to go 10-2. Stoops also was defensive coordinator at Arizona so he has Pac-12 experience. Some fans might confuse him with his brother, the colorful Mike Stoops, who used to be the head coach at Arizona.
Stoops might not excite USC fans like Luke Fickell or even James Franklin but he is a hot name in coaching circles.