Despite how well interim head coach Ed Orgeron has stepped in for the USC Trojans since the firing of former coach Lane Kiffin, it’s still expected that when the season is over, the Trojans administration will look to make a splash with the hiring of a new coach to bring the program back to prominence.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, the top name to fill that position at the moment is in fact one of the hottest young coaches in the country, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Sumlin was one of the names that was immediately brought up to make the move to LA minutes after Kiffin was handed his walking papers earlier this season. He was even asked about it the very next day, and he responded to it very briefly:
“It means you’re winning and doing things the right way,” Sumlin said.
The current A&M head coach has made quite the nationally-recognized name for himself since taking over the Aggies last season. He already has a win over Alabama on his resume from last year and a Cotton Bowl ring. While they already have two losses, the school is on pace for another banner year.
It should also be noted that Sumlin’s name has also been brought up for the Texas job, should Mack Brown be on the way out following this season, so this could turn out to be quite the interesting situation come December.