Exclusive: Inside the USC coaching search

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Now that Steve Sarkisian has agreed to be the next head football coach at USC we can finally divulge what we know about the entire process and how athletic director Pat Haden arrived at his decision. We had promised sources close to the program that we wouldn't name names until ...

Exclusive: Kevin Sumlin lobbied hard for USC job

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

On Saturday it was announced that Kevin Sumlin had signed a six-year extension to remain the head football coach at Texas A&M for the foreseeable future, sending a clear signal that he wanted to stay in College Station for the long haul. But Rumors and Rants has learned exclusively from ...

USC will consider Ed Orgeron for head coach position

Friday, October 11th, 2013

After leading USC to a 38-31 win over Arizona Thursday night and radically changing the atmosphere around the school's football program in just 12 days, it appears interim head coach Ed Orgeron is, indeed, auditioning for the full-time job. After Thursday's win, USC athletic director Pat Haden said he would ...

USC Trojans: Pat Haden gives Lane Kiffin the oddest endorsement of the season

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Less than a week ago, I mused about whether USC head coach Lane Kiffin's job was in trouble after their debacle at Arizona last Saturday. The loss was an ugly one that knocked the Trojans out of contention for anything but the Pac-12 title and maybe an at-large BCS berth ...

Lane Kiffin’s Job Is Not In Jeopardy

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Noted moron Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times made the case Thursday that USC head coach Lane Kiffin could be fired if the Trojans lose to UCLA this weekend. Now, putting aside the fact that Plaschke has always been a UCLA honk, and forgiving him for having the IQ ...

Mike Garrett Finall Out, Pat Haden Finally In At USC

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

It's been obvious to anyone with a brain that former Heisman Trophy-winning running back Mike Garrett has always been completely out of his depth as the Athletics Director at the University of Southern California. That fact has become more and more evident over the past few years as Garrett has ...