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Podcast: The pressure to fill USC’s coaching vacancy

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The coaching carousel is in full motion as we hit the middle of October. Three coaches have been fired since Saturday and one more has resigned from his position. Despite all of the attention Steve Spurrier has been given following his decision to resign and step down at South Carolina, the big vacancy that has come on the market resides at the other USC, the University of Southern California. The USC Trojans are looking for a new head coach, and many are quick to fill it with Chip Kelly, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Is that really a match made in Heaven, as some would have you think? As Lee Corso might say, not so fast my friend!

There is a lot of ground to cover with the USC situation, from how Sarkisian got to the point where USC AD Pat Haden had to cut ties with him, the pressure and criticism now dropped on Haden to whether or not Haden should be making the next coaching hire. Regardless of who makes the next hire, which way should USC go? To dive head first into this USC coaching story I invited Josh Webb to join me for the podcast. Josh covers USC and the Pac-12 as a contributor to Athlon Sports and Inside Troy on the Scout network. We discuss all of these points in the USC story and more, including potential and ideal candidates and why Chip Kelly does not fall into either category.

Follow Josh Webb on Twitter @FightOnTwist.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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