This is the way every coaching search works. Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) is out; Chris Petersen (Boise State) is out; Jon Gruden looks like he is out. James Franklin (Vanderbilt) looks like the top choice but has not interviewed yet. Steve Sarkisian (Washington) confirmed he spoke to USC. Ed Orgeron is always there if nothing else materializes.
It looks like the “wow” factor is gone for any potential hire. Unless a wild-card emerges. USC is contacting a lot of coaches so it would not be surprising if another name comes out today.