One of USC’s leaders this season was tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison, a first team special teams selection on the all-Pac-12 team. So it was even more ironic that during his senior year in high school, then-assistant coach Lane Kiffin recommended removing his scholarship offer.
This year more coaches are getting fired after only two years on the job as this Wall Street Journal article points out.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck remains first in this week’s Heisman Trophy poll of 57 actual voters. Matt Barkley is fifth. Full results after the jump:
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Here are my final season grades for USC:
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Here’s my story on looking at next season’s team and how the Trojans could still be a national power even if quarterback Matt Barkley declares for the NFL draft.
The team that won the Pac-12 South (USC) made its own T-shirts. The team that represents the South (UCLA) cannot get the Pac-12 to make a shirt.
And the general public, which wants to buy those USC shirts, can’t get one either. Time to place a call to Max Nikias.
A little less than two years ago, Jack Del Rio was in the mix during USC’s coaching search to replace Pete Carroll. But Del Rio did not want to forfeit money he was due from the Jacksonville Jaguars. So his chances dimmed and USC hired Lane Kiffin.
Two years later, Del Rio is out at Jacksonville and Kiffin’s comfortably placed at USC.