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What Coaches Will USC Compete Against LSU?

USC and LSU are likely to go after the same coaches for their vacancies. Both schools are expected to talk to Penn State coach James Franklin. They could also both be interested in Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell. And Baylor coach Dave Aranda will be someone both could want to talk to. Aranda was already defensive coordinator at LSU and Mike Bohn tried to hire him … Continue reading What Coaches Will USC Compete Against LSU?

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USC Saturday Buzz: Luke Fickell On Mike Bohn

Luke Fickell did an interview with CBS Sports and gave a quote about USC athletic director Mike Bohn. “I really like Mike [Bohn],” Fickell said. “There are guys at places where there is bad blood. There’s none here. It’s not just because he hired me. He was an AD who played the game, too. So for a coach in general, that’s a good thing in … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Luke Fickell On Mike Bohn

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If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A (Mini) USC Notes Column

USC coaches and players last spoke to the media Wednesday. The next time anyone will be available to the media is next Tuesday. This is pretty crazy when you consider USC plays Notre Dame next week. Whatever you think of this year’s edition of the game, it’s still college football’s greatest intersectional rivalry. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly will speak to the media on Monday … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A (Mini) USC Notes Column

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Where Is The Daring Donte Williams?

I told a Pac-12 coach about whether Donte Williams regrets becoming interim head coach? But if Williams wasn’t the head coach, he might be getting more criticism for the play of the cornerbacks, which has been below par this season. “They play really soft,” the Pac-12 coach said. Williams is in a tough position because he couldn’t turn down becoming interim coach and it does … Continue reading Where Is The Daring Donte Williams?

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USC Morning Buzz: Get Ready For Return Of Jaxson Dart

It sure looks like Jaxson Dart is being readied for a possible role in the Notre Dame game. Dart did more Tuesday and by next week I can see him getting enough practice time to be available for the Notre Dame game. Kedon Slovis will start but if he struggles, Dart could get his chance. Donte Williams has nothing to lose. USC was picked to … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Get Ready For Return Of Jaxson Dart

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Will Anyone With USC Ties Be Involved In Coaching Search?

When Pete Carroll said, “I don’t even know anybody hardly down there” about USC, my antennas went up. I know Carroll has talked to Mike Bohn and Carroll is notorious for giving advice in coaching searches. Years ago, he told me he called Nebraska and recommended Jeff Tedford because he wanted to get Tedford out of the Pac-10. Carroll’s comment does illustrate one issue: USC … Continue reading Will Anyone With USC Ties Be Involved In Coaching Search?