Aliotti Turns Down USC

The Oregonian reported today that Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti turned down USC.

This is why Clancy Pendergast is getting the job. He is unemployed and does not mind what could be a one-year position. Michigan State’s Pat Narduzzi was not interested. Neither was Oregon State’s Mark Banker. It’s not exactly considered a desirable job among the well-respected defensive coordinators in college football.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charles Bucket

    HAWR-HAWR-HAWR!!!!

    ANOTHER humiliating kick to the trOXans crotch!!!!!

    Lobo Macho, es en fuego, hombre!!
    (wolfman, you are on fire, man!!!)

    • Golden Trojan

      Says more about Lane Kiffin than USC. When USC gets a new coach next year I’m sure he’ll have lots of interest for his staff.

    • SoCal_Native_59

      why don’t you just admit you’re Manti’s gay lover

    • TrojanFan

      Hey bucket, put a fork in it!

  • Marco

    I’m sure you’re your dialed in to the pulse of the DC hiring process….

  • http://4chan.org/ m00t

    Wolf is like the Huffington Post of USC, except with more typos, less insight, and considerable delay.

  • Spedjones

    No different than Rick’s hiring process the year before he was canned.

    • http://4chan.org/ m00t

      Only there are expectations here.

      • Swoll Francis

        Grim ones.

        • http://4chan.org/ m00t

          More grim than a ucla fan coming off a 4 win season before the pac-12 media money came in allowing higher profile coaching hires?

          • Swoll Francis

            That would be “rock bottom”; this is merely “grim”.

  • RallyMonkeyUSA

    Wolf is not a journalist. He’s a speculator.

  • TrojanFan

    Hey wolfman thanks for your opinion on the situation

  • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

    F Scott and Nick.

  • Cheap seats

    “It’s not exactly considered a desirable job among the well-respected defensive coordinators in college football.”

    Yes…nobody wants a job where you can be in line to be HEAD coach of a program such as USC.

    Wolf’s “source” is probably Teyo’s girlfriend.

  • SoCal_Native_59

    Didn’t his defense kick the shit out of the bRuins last year? Held them to, was it 14 or 17 I forget? Didn’t his defense lead the PAC 12 two of the last three years? The players and recruits are tweeting their approval of the hire, he has pro and college backround and has used both 3 and 4 man fronts. Wolf again he is much more successful in his field than you are in yours.

    • TrojanFan

      Plus he has a pulse on Pac12 and west coast recruiting, not to mention what it takes to be a NFL caliber player

  • steveg

    Scott, it could be a dream job for right guy. Problem is I don’t think Kiff is looking for his replacement, Haden should be doing the interviews and tell Kiff who he is going to get. Take it or leave it.

    • TrojanFan

      Would you like your wife to choose YOUR friends…lol

  • steveg

    USC will announce the hiring Friday. You heard it here second, it was on OC Reg. 1st.

    • TrojanFan

      I’m surprised betomas wasn’t the first to report this “inside” info, he’s fired….lol!

  • gillyking

    This is definitely a touch and go for both SC and Clancy! This delay of the inevitable… Kiffin’s ouster, probably sooner than later, will bring in a new great head coach and a mostly new staff.. This will really become evident if Pendergast does not have the power to hire his own back 7 coaches.

  • Ben Factor

    First, I take issue with the criticism of Scott Wolf here. There is no one to interview “on the record” about the details of the search process. When Scott wrote that Narduzzi didn’t want the job and Banker didn’t want the job, I would like to think that Scott dug around as best he could, and was not merely “guessing”. Unless someone here knows differently, that is probably the better inference.

    Second, I do take issue with Scott’s phrasing, and not his assertion. Let’s be realistic. Aliotti has coached at Oregon for the last 20 years. Banker has worked with HC Riley for 15 years. Narduzzi has the biggest national reputation of the three. His defense leads the Big 10. He turned down the DC job at Texas A&M. His father was a college head coach, and he wants to be one.

    Under what rational theory would anyone expect any of these three to take the USC job?

    To characterize the USC job as “undesirable” doesn’t capture the reality of the respective situations of the three candidates. Each of them is in a very comfortable place. That is half or most of the reason that none of them is jumping to be hired by USC.

    Yes, the USC job is fraught with risks and discomfort–the sanctions and Kiffin’s hot seat. That is the other half of any candidate’s decision. The best bet WILL definitely be someone unemployed or precariously perched in his current job.

    That is human nature, not a comment about the desirability of the USC job.

    It is also a likely reason that Haden did not boot Kiffin. Haden should avoid hiring a second-rate HC candidate if LK does not work out. Haden will not have to do that after the sanctions, and he knows it. Look at the recruits coming to USC. If they get 12 of these 14 to sign, after the disappointments of the 2012 season, that is not too shabby. It’s a very desirable HC job AFTER the sanctions. And a very desirable DC job then, as well.

    Kiffin and Pendergast are in similar situations. They are under pressure to produce. Short roster or not, there is talent on the USC defense. If Pendergast can deliver what he delivered in 2010 at Cal, his career will be in very good shape. Similarly, there is talent on the USC offense. If Kiffin can deliver what he delivered in 2011, his career will be in very good shape.

    Pete Carroll was not at the apex of his career when he arrived. Keep that in mind. For Kiffin and Pendergast, this is all about hard work, smart work, and what I fear is lacking in Kiffin, mental flexibility, humility, and willingness to experiment and change. Sure, neither Kiffin nor Pendergast is a favorite to succeed. But neither is a prohibitive long shot either. Time will tell.

    • SoCal_Native_59

      Right a book dumbass, nobody reads after a paragraph or two. What are you wolfbags agent

      • TrojanFan

        “Time will tell” after the second paragraph would of put it in a nut shell

      • ThaiMex

        You’re the gift that keeps on giving! Must be that great torgan edumucation….”Right a book”…”left a book” it’s all just about the same!….Actually…the book is write where you left it! Wright?

        SUCks, The Stanford of the west. #1 for Spoats and adkademiks!
        You guys a KILLING IT!!!!!!
        MERCY NURSE…..and fit on!

        • TrojanFan

          MERCY NURSE ?

          • trojanflava

            Clearly ThaiMex or is it Meximelt? was a fan of Jim Healy. “now who goofed? I’ve got to know!

        • http://4chan.org/ m00t

          The funny part is the number of typos in your post is just about on par with your average.

        • USC owns the Rose Bowl

          Haha. That one was actually funny. But you’re still a troll with no life. Soooo.. there’s that :)

        • SoCal_Native_59

          Didn’t know there would be a test. You f-n bruin troll.

    • TrojanFan

      “Time will tell”…. not need to make it sound like life or death

  • dtksr1 @dslextreme.com

    I would definitely pick Pendergast over Alliotti any day. And UCLA would too!
    think back maybe some 15 years, when UCLA was undefeated and played Miami…. who was the bruin DC?

  • RallyMonkeyUSA

    Usc isn’t considered a desirable coaching job? Are u kidding me..u mean to tell me if the Trojans fired monte after 2011, when we went 10-2, the dc position wouldn’t be “desirable”. Scott wolf u are a sorry excuse for a journalist.

  • oregon111

    the Oregon program has not disintegrated quite yet…

    players/coaches/fans/ all ready to move on…

    USC is still a mess after Pete left