It sure looks like we are getting a clearer picture about the future of interim coach Donte Willliams although it happened by accident.
Five-star cornerback Domani Jackson said in an interview that he was down to Alabama and USC and mentioned he has been texting Oklahoma cornerbacks Roy Manning.
“I’ve heard from Coach (Alex) Grinch and and Roy Manning, who was the DB coach at Oklahoma,”Jackson told 247 Sports. “I’ve been texting back and forth with Coach Manning and looking forward to meeting those guys in person.”
Oops. This incensed Oklahoma fans — and probably its administration — because Manning is still working at Oklahoma and was recruiting for the Sooners on Tuesday.
But for USC, if Manning comes, it would seem to mean the end for Williams, who also coaches cornerbacks.
Williams’ comment Tuesday night sounded a bit like someone who would not be around.
“Like I always told you, the administration at USC would do the right thing and they made a splash hire. Bright, bright, bright future for USC football going ahead.”
- Here’s an article from Sportico on that viral tweet that supposedly had the details of Lincoln Riley’s new contract USC. The story debunks one detail, that USC bought two of Riley’s houses in Oklahoma.
- Five months after Georgia hired USC track and field coach Caryl Smith-Gilbert, it hired USC women’s soccer coach Keidane McAlpine.
The common denominator is Georgia’s deputy athletic director, Magdi El Shahawy, who spent 18 years working at USC.
Smith-Gilbert was probably thrilled to hear of Riley’s hiring at USC (and expected massive contract) when she couldn’t even get bonuses for her assistant coaches last spring after winning an NCAA title.