USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 296 on Kliff Kingsbury leaving USC


Reign of Troy Radio’s USC podcast returns discuss Kliff Kingsbury’s departure as USC offensive coordinator and so much more.

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In an episode running 67 minutes, co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola react to all the angles of the Kliff Kingsbury story, from the Cardinals’ decision to hire him to potential candidates to replace him.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • This week’s show starts in an obvious place: Kliff Kingsbury is no longer USC’s offensive coordinator and that’s kind of a big deal.
  • Michael and Alicia discuss all the talking points surrounding Kingsbury’s departure. Did Kingsbury do something wrong here? Did USC? Did the Cardinals?
  • What is the deal with Kingsbury’s low $150,000 buyout and what does it say about USC that they allowed him to sign that contract?
  • Did USC block Kingsbury from initially interviewing with Arizona and New York? And if they didn’t, why does that still demonstrate all the apparent incompetence of the current administration?
  • Where should the Trojans look next as the search for a new offensive coordinator resumes?
  • It’s not all Kingsbury news on the agenda. The RoT duo also discuss USC’s big recruiting pick ups at the All-American Bowl, the transfer of Oluwole Betiku and Jordan Usher’s move to Georgia Tech.
  • Finally, the show ends with a quick dive into the mailbag with a couple of questions on coaching moves and USC’s future national title pursuits.

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