AN IRREVERENT LOOK AT ALL THINGS SAID, CONSIDERED, TWEETED, POSTED, PHOTOGRAPHED, PLAYED AND OTHERWISE GONE AMUCK IN COLLEGE SPORTS
Who doesn’t love retrospectives?
We recently sat down with the careers of USC’s four head coaches during the 2013 season.
That’s right: F-O-U-R.
Only three actually coached in games, but here’s the run down: Lane Kiffin started the season before getting fired after a blowout loss at Arizona State. He was replaced by Ed Orgeron, who led the Trojans to a 6-2 record but walked out on the team after he was not named the permanent replacement.
Clay Helton, USC’s current coach, was picked to lead the team in that year’s Las Vegas Bowl. Steve Sarkisian, in the meantime, had been hired away from Washington to become USC’s permanent coach.
Sarkisian attended the Las Vegas Bowl win over Fresno State.
He stood on the sideline at the end of the game, not wanting to take away from the misty-colored moments three other USC head coaches had created that season.
I shook Sark’s hand on the sideline, at Sam Boyd Stadium, and wished him luck in 2014. It was not long after that his career careened off Hoover Dam.
Anyway, last weekend, all four 2013 coaches were in the heat of competitive action.
Here’s a best-to-worst performance review:
1: Lane Kiffin. The first-year Florida Atlantic coach turned his playbook loose in 69-31 romp over North Texas. FAU scored touchdowns on 11 straight possessions and amassed 804 total years. Well done, Lane, even if Nick Saban still hates you. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.