- Jul 30, 2011
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All of those are probably reasons why, when it comes to athletics, USC is the University of Self Congratulation. The Trojans are addicted to their own glorious football past, marinating in it and continuously hiring from it. Since famed football coach Howard Jones died in 1941, 12 of the next 14 USC coaches had ties to the school as a player, assistant or both. The current string of former USC assistants turned head coaches is four, if you count interim Ed Orgeron in 2013.
What's Dodd's recommendation? Let's return to the well that's run dry.12 of the next 14 USC coaches had ties to the school as a player, assistant or both.
Simple solution: The search should begin and end with USC senior associate AD and COO Steve Lopes. That's who USC passed over three years ago when Swann was hired. Lopes has been more than a loyal soldier as he's been with the Trojans for decades.