With USC in the process of hiring Oklahoma cornerbacks coach Roy Manning, where will former interim coach Donte Williams end up?
There could opportunities within the Pac-12 for Williams such as a return to Oregon. Social media had Williams going to Washington but the Huskies just hired Julius Brown of Fresno State as its cornerbacks coach.
I disagree with Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News, who said on “Trojans Live” Monday night that “(His outlook is) very good. He’s got a good reputation and he will have no shortage of opportunities.”
Williams might land a good job but his reputation has taken a beating, whether it was the implosion of the team, the lack of decisiveness with the QB’s or just the failure to let some of the promising younger players get on the field. Oh, did I mention how poorly the cornerbacks played?
He will get hired somewhere because of his recruiting ability . . . and nothing more.
- Lincoln Riley extended best wishes to Oklahoma in an interview with Rich Eisen.
“I hope time will heal that, I really do,” Riley said. “I understand they’re disappointed that we left. I do. I have a lot of love for that place.
“Me and my family poured our heart and soul into that place for seven years. Loved every second of it. Had a tremendous run of championships, success on and off the field. We’ve got nothing but love.
“These things, when you leave a university, they either fire you or you leave on your own accord and neither one of them are easy and we understand it. Our love for that place will never go away.
“We certainly hope as time goes on, the time over there will be remembered fondly and everybody will remember all the great success we had together.”
- USC safety Chase Williams has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
- Former USC strength coach Robert Stiner, who was hired last year by Coach Bohn, has been hired at . . . Georgia Southern. Details here.