USC fired Kevin O’Neill this morning after a 7-10 start to the season. CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman said one reason why he was fired so early is because AD Pat Haden didn’t want him long term and wanted to preempt any winning streak.
This is basically the same cause Dan Guerrero would have had to fire Ben Howland after the Cal Poly loss and the Tyler Lamb and Josh Smith transfers. Now, the nine-game winning streak has put a midseason dismissal out of the question. Howland could very well be gone in three months, so do you wish Guerrero had pulled the trigger sooner at risk of jeopardizing this season?