USC Football: Who Should Replace Lane Kiffin? Breaking Down the Odds On Favorites

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Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Kevin Sumlin 12/1

Sumlin has more head coaching experience than most of the candidates proposed for USC. He was head coach at the University of Houston before making the jump to Texas A&M where he finished 11-2 in the SEC last season.

Why he’d work: He’s had reasonable success with a head coaching record of 50-20. Even better, he’s shown he can handle coaching in a tough conference.

Why he wouldn’t work: He’ll be tough to get and could very well be riding Johnny Manziel’s coat tails to success. Also, his defenses leave much to be desired.

What he’s saying: Nothing yet, his weekly presser is on Tuesday during which he will almost certainly be asked about the job. Instead here’s what Bruce Feldman had to say, “One such coach near the top of USC’s list, according to a source, is Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin, who last season led the Aggies to their first top-five finish in 56 seasons. Sumlin’s proven to be an excellent leader and recruiter.”

Other Candidates:

Jon Gruden 8/1

Herm Edwards 15/1

Ed Orgeron 20/1