I’ve been told by a couple sources to keep an eye on Vanderbilt coach James Franklin in the event USC decides to make a coaching change after the season. Franklin won a school-record nine games at Vanderbilt last season and is a hot name in coaching circles.
Now if USC has a good season, there will not be a coaching change. But it is worth noting that when USC athletic director Pat Haden hired Andy Enfield as the basketball coach, he said he compiled a list of candidates for about a year before he replaced Kevin O’Neill.
And right now I’ve heard Franklin’s name from two independent sources.