Coaching Search Reaches Day 47

Imagine USC firing its football coach after the season and still not hiring a replacement 47 days later. Imagine during that time Jack Del Rio just coached another college team to a successful season 15 miles away and took the Washington job instead for more money than USC would offer. Imagine Sam Darnold tweeting that the players will just coach themselves. Imagine a story being written that the athletic director delayed the search to attend the Master’s.
This is exactly what’s happened with the USC women’s basketball coaching search. Is women’s basketball anywhere near as important as football? Of course not. But this doesn’t exactly inspire confidence if there is a football coaching search.

UPDATED: I could have added that the nation’s leading scorer was released from her letter of intent with USC and is now looking for another school. Imagine the football of equivalent of that.

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  • TireBiter

    Imagine all the people…

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      Living for today?

  • CP2016

    This is the definition of “blah, blah, blah”.

  • Jack B

    Swann was a big factor in helping the USC program turn the corner. He demands excellence and understands the expectations. Isn’t shy about communication.

    It’s much more important to get the women’s hoops hire right and if it takes longer, so be it. Much better than hiring a mistake as has been done recently.

    • Lunderful

      That won’t happen if there is a budget cap as described earlier.

      • Jack B

        Nobody knows if there is a hard budget salary cap or what it is, or how it compares to other schools, least of all SW. Nobody knows why SC is still searching for a women’s BB coach, least of all SW.

        If you know these answers, please let us all know. Why USC would ever let this info out until and if they are good and ready is beyond me. Doesn’t make sense on any level. It’s all just speculation and makes for interesting, unsupported copy.

  • 2DubNetShredder

    Jack Del Rio? Would he take the job?

  • Lunderful

    At this point expect recruits to bail out. I wouldn’t blame them. The result from all of this will be a few more cellar dwelling seasons.

  • Pete

    Imagine if Jim Murray came back to life and started to write his column again. Now thats something worth imagining.

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    Imagine women’s basketball being anything like USC football

    • marvgoux1

      It was in the 1980s. You must have not been born yet.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        I had been born by then but don’t remember women’s college basketball being anything like USC football, even though those weren’t the best of times for football.

  • Pasadena Trojan

    Scooter, you should have applied for the AD job. That would have quieted you down and then someone else could have written what a lousy job you were doing. Don’t throw stones at glass houses. Maybe Swann has someone in place and can’t release the name until the end of the school year.

    • 04Trojan

      Yikes. That’d be the day.

  • 04Trojan

    “Imagine.” A good John Lennon song.

  • Ken Hart

    Imagine the blogger getting fired and no one taking is place. Something is better than nothing.

  • LAfan

    It’s pretty telling that a program with such a great history like USC can’t find a competent women’s basketball coach. It’s not been a stellar moment for Swann.

  • Alvarado

    Wolf is right – just what is Swann’s duties as the AD? Where is his attention to his job? More and more this hire has the bouquet of a ‘press tour’ by hiring a well known former alum who is also a former national broadcaster, NFL player and a minority but somehow someway the actual understanding of what the job entails isn’t clear to him or he’s indifferent because of that annual clown show in Augusta-GA.

  • David Keeling

    Taking your time to hire the right person to coach a college team is one thing. Having a budget restraint in being cheap (if it is true) in a private institution loaded with money like USC is another. And creating an environment that sends your best player away is irresponsible and who’s fault is that? The person in charge, the AD.

    • gotroy22

      Why can’t Swann get some of the big mouthed lib Hollywood alums to pitch in to put in the bicks to lure a top basketball coach here and support a womyn’s sport? Come on, Opie and Ron Burgundy!