Here some impressions of the USC basketball coaching candidates:
Gregg Marshall, Wichita State: Imagine being the King of Wichita and then being told to play second fiddle to Lane Kiffin.
Mike Hopkins, Syracuse assistant: I have a soft spot for someone I saw play at Mater Dei but I wonder if Syracuse might prefer him getting USC job so it can hire someone else to replace Jim Boeheim.
Andy Enfield, Florida Gulf Coast: What does USC really know about him?
Tim Floyd, UTEP: Has a loyal following of boosters lobbying away. Who supplies the nicotine gum if he comes back?
Tony Bennett, Virginia: I seem to be the only one pushing for him to get the job.
Ben Howland, ex-UCLA: If he coached at any other school, he would probably be at top of the list.
Reggie Theus: USC beaten to the punch by Cal State Northridge.
Mike Brown: After coaching LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, how would you like your cell phone calls being monitored by the compliance office?