USC might lose out on yet another assistant coach target this week with rumors floating around that Washington defensive coordinator and favorite to take the same position with the Trojans could be in the mix for the Boise State head coaching position.
If Wilcox became the head coach of the Broncos, it would complete the odd game of musical chairs between the three programs. Sarkisian’s departure for USC opened up the Washington position for former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen whose place would then be filled by Sarkisian’s right hand man with the Huskies. Adding to the drama, Petersen had interviewed for USC’s job before being beat out by Sarkisian while Wilcox was overlooked for the Washington job in favor of Petersen.
Besides the Boise State position, money might also get in the way of a Wilcox hire. The defensive coordinator has a reported $1 million dollar buyout on his contract and there is doubt as to whether USC is willing to pay that much for the right to his services, especially given the production USC’s defense enjoyed under current defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
Missing out on Wilcox, however, would compound the disappointment of losing the battle for UCLA’s offensive line coach and stud recruiter Adrian Klemm. Rumors midway through this week had Klemm jumping ship from Mora’s Bruin staff to join Sarkisian at rival USC.