Morning Buzz: USC Could Name Women’s Basketball Coach Today

USC could finally name a women’s basketball coach today. Only 49 days after it fired Cynthia Cooper. If I had to guess, I’d say USC assistant coach Beth Burns is the frontrunner. She was the winningest basketball coach in San Diego State history and won 27 games in 2012-13. And she recruited McDonald’s All-American Destiny Littleton (44.2 points per game), who was released from his letter of intent with USC and just visited Texas.

Another possibility being floated is the return of former USC coach Mark Trakh, who was fired back in 2009. Trakh is currently at New Mexico State.

That would mean USC took seven weeks to decide it wanted to recycle a hire made in 2004. And then unceremoniously ran him out to hire Michael Cooper, who was a disaster.

At this point, the players probably don’t care who gets hired as long as they can say they have a coach.

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  • Hector of Troy

    “Destiny Littleton (44.2 points per game), who was released from his letter of intent with USC and just visited Texas.”

    Really? “his” letter of intent?

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      Too bad about Destiny. I was hoping for big things from him.

    • gotroy22

      Is Destiny identifying as a man today?

      • JustOwns

        Early this morning, Professor “Rump” claimed Iceland was originally detached from Africa.

        Later this morning Sean Spicer claimed the”Rump’s” assertion has been quoted out of context.

        Spicer also mentioned the Administration is still searching for “Rump’s” very powerful armada.

        • Knight7

          Cry me a river, JustOwns! 45 more months, 2-3 more SCOTUS picks! Enjoy!

        • Pasadena Trojan

          Squatter, Professor Rump must teach at ugly. Get off the bottle, it is too early to drink and type.

        • gotroy22

          Are you identifying as a woman today?

        • marvgoux1

          Only 1342 more days for you to suffer through Trump’s first term, f uuclan.

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Maybe she/he is one of those transgenders.

      • 88 Straight

        SC can build her a special locker room in the Bruce Gender wing of Heritage Hall. šŸ˜‰

  • Pac12 fan

    No rush we are a football school

  • Rabb

    Hope whoever the Coach is will restore the women of Troy B-ball team. They used to dominate women B-ball. Some of best talented young ladies out of Los Angeles would stay home and play for this storied program. Fight On!

  • Golden Trojan

    Burns may come cheaper now that she’s got her big settlement from suing SDSU. Good coach, should do well.

  • Pasadena Trojan

    if you don’t like it, then become the A.D. and hire one the same day that you fire the coach. Why are your panties in such a bunch? The season has not started, the girls will work out during summer. If need be they can work out under Ennfield until the coach gets in. They are looking for a good replacement. Let it happen.

    • marvgoux1

      Well that didn’t happen.

  • Jack B

    USC obviously has no plans for greatness in women’s hoops. What a letdown for a long ago great program with notable players and coaches. And now we’ve lost Mr. Littleton!