USC football fans heard the news about Bob Stoops joining FOX's Big Noon Kickoff and immediately wondered about the recruiting Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush could do.
On Monday, FOX announced former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops as the panelist who will replace Meyer on the desk alongside Trojan alums Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush and Brady Quinn and Rob Stone.
That means Stoops, a national-title-winning head coach, will be hanging out in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future.
if you wondered what that could mean for USC, you're not alone.
USC football is already being connected to Bob Stoops
With Leinart and Bush hovering nearby, people already think there's an opportunity for the former USC greats to nudge Stoops towards Troy.
This is exactly what happened with Meyer when rumors of his potential return to college football were unending. USC was constantly floated as a landing spot. It never seemed to matter that the Trojans' head coaching position was not vacant.
Clay Helton still has the job. However, if his team struggles in 2021, gear up for an endless wave of speculation over a coaching change.
Is it realistic to think Stoops could come to the Trojans if they opened up the head coaching job? There's a higher probability with Stoops than their was with Meyer.
Stoops has a relatively clean record to go along with his consistent success with Oklahoma. Even though he retired in 2017, he rejoined the coaching ranks with the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. He clearly still has the desire to coach.
None of that means USC will have an opening or Stoops will find it an attactive job. That won't stop the conversation from happening for many months to come.