Clancy Pendergast Still In Mix To Become Defensive Coordinator

It has been more than two weeks since the season ended and former Cal defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast remains the frontrunner to become defensive coordinator.

This could still change but Lane Kiffin has not exactly searched the nation interviewing candidates. And maybe he will get around to it before Signing Day. But right now, Pendergast is the frontrunner.

  • dtksr1

    Kiffin just wows me in his priorities as a head coach…

    • Ben Doverz

      He just wows me that he IS a head coach

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here 2.0

    I wonder if Rahim “I get beat deep” Moore can come and coach our DB’s…

  • Trojan_2005

    Kiffin now has college football right where he wants it…the plan is coming together perfectly.
    Wait, there’s a plan?

    • m00t

      He has a hot wife and is the head coach of USC after doing nothing but posting losing and middling records. I think his plan is working fine.

  • TrojanFan

    This is all pure speculation until betomas confirms it

  • RallyMonkeyUSA

    Did Kiffin tell you this Scott? If Clancy is the choice, then im fine with it. Some people act like they know better than Lane. I criticize him like the rest, but I know deep down this guy knows better than me or you when it comes to decision making. I would be happier if it wasnt Clancy but Im a fan no matter whos coach. I will not second guess Clancy unless the results on the field are poor. Just hurry up already and make it known so I can move on with my life.

    • Cheap seats

      Whoever it is, I just want someone who brings an attacking NASTY mentality.

      I don’t want someone who will scheme all day to “stop the spread” then get run over because our defense is now soft.

      • Arturo Barajas

        Attack, attack….here, here

  • steveg

    Scott, you know EVERYONE he has talked to? Is Kiff giving you a nightly update on the phone? How are you the only person that knows who the frontrunner is?

    • TrojanFan

      Betomas, aka The Insider, but is actually the janitor, has been giving wolfman a earful

      • grave soul

        At least give Betomas some credit…his source was right about Fitts’ decommit last Tues. Your predictions are always wrong.

        • betomas

          Exactly. +100

  • Ted

    Pendergast would be a okay fit but what happened to the “big name” DC waiting in the wings as promised by Kiffin? Did Kiffin lie again?

  • Bill

    I guess Lame Kitten wasn’t lying for once; he does have a big long name! If he is so great, why isn’t anyone else interviewing him? Why is he still on the market waiting for a lame duck coach to get back to him? Have the Trojans sunk down to those depths? Wowwww!

  • WingsHD

    Pendergast isn’t ok his defense got crushed by everybody over the past couple of years. Anybody that ran a spread just chewed them up and spit them out. Against PRO style they did better. Doesn’t that sound like Monte.

    • TrojanFan

      So what you’re saying is this might be the second coming of the Monte Kiffin, great….LOL!!!

  • m00t

    In what way whatsoever is he the frontrunner?

  • betomas

    If Haden & Lane aren’t getting Chizik, they need to get Pendergast, and fast. Recruits are tip toe’ing around and second-guessing their commitment because Lane and Guy Smiley haven’t pulled the trigger on a new DC…apparently there are more bad news coming this month, so Puss in Boots Haden needs to buckle up and start making some more decisions.