Does Jamie Dixon’s decision to stay at Pitt impact Bob Cantu at all? USC prefers a coach with head-coaching experience so that would probably rule Cantu out, though you could argue he does have head-coaching experience after his interim stint.
The question is whether USC athletic director Pat Haden wants to wow the fans with his hire. Virginia coach Tony Bennett would certainly fire up more fans than Syracuse coach Mike Hopkins.
Haden is under the microscope right now so it will be interesting to see what USC’s next move is this week.