Time to answer some reader questions. The coaching search obiviously is topic No. 1.
Clearly you’ve lost control of the site, with 90 percent of the comments being personal attacks on other posters and having nothing to do with football, much less USC football. Are you okay with this or do you have some plan to bring this site back to normalcy?
A: I do not read the comments section so I’m not sure what’s happening in them. But you can email any complaints to email@example.com.
Q: Walt Hazzard Helen
Who do you think will be the next H.C.
A: Coaching searches often end up with someone far off the preferred list. Look at Andy Enfield, who was not on USC’s radar until about two weeks before he got hired. That’s why I don’t count someone out like Colts assistant Pep Hamilton.
I think Pat Haden would like someone like Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. My fear is he settles for Jack Del Rio, who I do not think has the temperment to be USC’s coach.
Who in your opinion should SC hire as the next head football coach?
A: A proven successful college coach: Sumlin, Boise State coach Chris Petersen, Oregon State coach Mike Riley, TCU coach Gary Patterson. As Mike Garrett told me more than 15 years ago, USC is not a place for on-the-job training. Aim high and hire the best. That’s my motto if I was the A.D.
No Lovie Smith, no Jack Del Rio, no NFL guys. And I will point out again Pete Carroll had college experience. Del Rio does not.