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Friday, December 10, 2004

USC: Chubby Chasers?

It's sounding more and more like Southern California is trying hard to land Rick Majerus as their new basketball coach. While Majerus is certainly an attractive (and large) target, I wonder about the timing. It was less than a year ago when he had to walk away from his team mid-season due to health problems. While I'm sure he's improved, you wouldn't know it by looking at him.

One interesting quote in the article is this one by AD Mike Garrett about current interim coach Jim Saia, "never did I say he had a chance to vie for the job." No chance to even compete for the job? That's pretty rough. I'm sure that does wonders for his and the team's morale.

It makes me think that Garrett hopes to actually bring in a new coach during the season. That doesn't give him too many options if Majerus doesn't pan out, because I doubt any active coach would leave their team mid-season.