The USC Trojans are entering a major rebuilding period following the firing of head coach Steve Sarkisian. Now, they have to figure out who they are going to bring on board to replace the former coach.
There are many candidates for them to choose from, but Paul Finebaum put two names out on the table that he thinks are the Trojans’ top two coaching options.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2015
Finebaum: Chip Kelly will be high on USC's list. He may not want the job, but USC is the Pac 10 & has talent, so it may entice him.
— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015
Chip Kelly would be an amazing pickup for the Trojans, but he is very comfortable in his job as the head coach and general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. He likely wouldn’t be interested in leaving for a school that is losing a lot of their top recruits and whose current starters are considering transferring.
Kevin Sumlin has transformed Texas A&M into a powerhouse each and every year. He would be a perfect pickup to help turn the USC football program back around and would be the type of leader and strong locker room voice that they need moving forward.
Both of those coaches would be excellent candidates, but with the awful situation that the Trojans have found themselves in it won’t be easy to convince them to consider changing jobs.
There are going to be plenty of other names brought up throughout USC’s search for a new head coach. Kelly and Sumlin have a good chance to be two of them, but there are others that would make sense as well. David Shaw from Stanford would make a lot of sense for the Trojans as well and it would be easier to convince him to come on board than the Kelly or Sumlin.
All of that being said, expect to hear plenty of rumors come out of USC throughout their search for a new head coach.
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