Why would USC even consider Herman? That can't be right. He failed miserably at Texas and his idea of college football is totally different than what USC needs. He is a younger version of Helton
@ATLBRUIN herman is probably better suited for ucla. chip is working on his 4th straight losing season and everyone in weirdwood is happy.i
@BigBallss Psst,, BB, just between you and me, Chip is 2-0.
And Hermann fought boosters in TX.
"I've heard that the main four contenders at this time are ex-Texas coach Tom Herman, Central Florida's Gus Malzahn, Minnesota's P.J. Fleck and Penn State's James Franklin.
USC is going in the direction of bringing in a coach that is going to fit with its culture, which is donor/booster-dominated. Athletic director Mike Bohn doesn't want the "little dictator" type of guy that controls everything -- and that would be Cincinnati's Luke Fickell and Iowa State's Matt Campbell, and definitely ex-Washington coach Chris Petersen. Bohn wants the USC program to embrace its high-profile, booster-influenced, publicity-facing, Los Angeles-blitz-embracing program, and needs a coach that is very comfortable in that environment. which is mainly schmoozing with boosters well. What Chip Kelly does at UCLA -- the highly-controlled, closed type of environment -- yeah, Bohn wants the opposite.
Right now, Franklin is the pie-in-the-sky wish-list guy. Herman and Malzahn are the most likely, and Fleck is probably a distant fourth, fall-back option that USC knows is available and it believes it can get."
By the way, that is not my quote.