USC Morning Links: Orgeron Is A Perfect Fit, Talamaivao Is First Domino and Other Links


Why Ed Orgeron Is The Perfect Fit At USC(Andrew McKagan | Neon Tommy)

"Jack Del Rio. Jeff Fisher. Kevin Sumlin. Chris Petersen. Maybe even Jon Gruden. These are some sexy, fetishized names that have been associated with USC’s head coaching search. And y’all are into that stuff hard-core, huh? That’s fine. Pat Haden should explore every option, leave no stone unturned. But from what we’ve seen, who’s to say Coach Ed Orgeron isn’t as good, or even a better fit for USC than any of those guys?"

USC’s Ed Orgeron could add coach of the year to resume(Gary Klein | Los Angeles Times)

"Ed Orgeron is building a resume to convince USC Athletic Director Pat Haden that, once the season ends, he should drop the interim tag and make Orgeron the fulltime head coach. Along with support from fans, players and influential alums, Orgeron also could offer something else to make his case: A coach-of-the-year award."

USC football coaching search takes life of its own post-Stanford upset(Scott Wolf | Los Angeles Daily News)

"“My job is to find the best coach of USC, not just for this year, for five, six or eight games or next year, but hopefully for five, 10 or 15 years,” he said. “So we’re going to go through this process we have and at the end of the day, I think we’ll have a rational decision.”"

Is Talamaivao the 1st Domino to Fall in Stretch Run?(Rick McMahan | Bleacher Report)

"In Talamaivao, the Trojans get a dominant 6’3″, 325-pound beast who can pretty much do it all in the trenches. And while that is enough in and of itself, the verbal from big Talamaivao may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recruiting for the Cardinal and Gold."

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