When Leon McQuay Jr. said he was told by coaches USC would hire a big name, one possible candidate mentioned to me was former Auburn coach Gene Chizik.
But would Chizik really want to be a defensive coordinator just two years after winning a national title? And wouldn’t he want to go to the NFL instead?
And would Chizik want to work with someone who was universally disliked when both were in the SEC? I’ve heard the two were not especially close when Lane Kiffin was at Tennessee.
So that is why I consider Chizik a long shot at best?