USC's top target...

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  1. 96Gatorcise
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    Sumlin.

    Just saw it on around the horn.
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    Well, that isn't too surprising. I don't know if USC could out bid A & M. I think A & M would want to pay almost anything they could to keep him. He could get some studs to go with him to USC no doubt, however.
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    well if they said it on around the horn it has to be true
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    They were saying USC could double his pay. Also a lot would depend if Saban goes to Tx because that would make recruiting that much harder in the state.
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    Now I know why many think you are an AZ.

    Google it its being reported by many outlets.
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    If Saban goes to Texas, that opens the SEC West up for grabs. He now just has LSU to contend with rather than Alabama. Alabama will be very good for awhile, but not Saban good.
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    Great would-be hire.

    There's actually a lot of great young coaching talent out there. Would hate to miss out on one of the good ones if/when Muschamp is let go. As it stands now, Muschamp will be retained for at least another season and we will be competing with Texas among others for the next HC. Timing is everything.
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    So Les gets another raise?
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    :love: I know you realize I was joking. But since when has AH started breaking news?
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    Hard to say. Texas probably has the biggest and most profitable program of all and A&M is not far behind. USCw is a small school but has VERY wealthy alumni who would probably be willing to pony up whatever it takes to get whoever they want.

    But Sumlin already makes $3.1 million. Saban makes just under $5.4 million. I don't think USCw can justify making him the highest paid coach in all of college football, so they probably can't double his salary.

    If USC even talks with Sumlin, you can bet Texas A&M will make him one of the top 5 paid coaches in all of college football. My guess is Texas A&M would offer Sumlin about $5.2 million, which would put him at #3 just ahead of Bielema. That might be a hard number for USCw to beat by much.
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    Sumlin seems like a good coach, but I would hesitate to hire him because he has had the commodity of coaching Johnny football.

    Not trying to take anything away from Sumlin, but if I am the AD considering him, I would want to see how he does without JM for at least a season or 2.

    In Christ forever,
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    you do realize Sumlin was the head coach of Houston for 4 years and this makes his 6th year as a head coach.
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    Bad choice (imo)
    Sumlin is a good coach no doubt, however he's not good at leashing ego's.
    He cannot keep one "fat head" from being an ass in the middle of texas...
    How could he possibly handle 10+ cali ego's in Hollywood
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    He did damn well at Houston before we ever even heard of Johnny football. That's how he got the Texas A&M job.
    CHarlie Strong on the other hand has all his glory tied to Teddy Bridgewater. We will find out how good a coach he is after Bridgewater leaves.
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    Didn't sumlin benefit from Briles recruiting at that stop and Sherman's recruiting at this stop?
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    He'll need a bridge over troubled water.
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    I'm sure he did. But he definitely knows how to use the talent he has on hand. Recruiting at USC....a blind man could do it. That part will only get easier if he goes to LA.
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    Before John Football, it was Case Keenum who was supposed to get an invite to New York every season because of the ridiculous numbers he was putting up. And Houston was one of the BCS busters all the talking heads sat around and felt sorry for throughout the season(s).

    I'd say that Sumlin was every bit as qualified as Meyer was, before taking the A&M job. Meyer's final Utah team just happened to beat an overrated Pitt squad in the Fiesta Bowl, which sounded a whole lot better than it actually was, IMO.

    Even without Kingsbury running the offense, they've still been unstoppable this season. Sumlin is clearly working with the right stuff. Unlike a Charlie Strong, Sumlin is the type of guy who could come in and instantly flip that conference upside down. USC would instantly become a top-ten team again, and they'd be in contention to win the Pac 12.
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    There is a reason they call them aTm.

    No amount of money can't be matched by them. Taxes and Texas have their own set of perks also.

    If it is money alone, aTm can match any school plus a buck...
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    Coaching salaries are out of control.

    AD's were absent that day in biz school when they explained ROI. Please don't lecture me about all the gross revenues these coaches generate because those same revenues would be generated regardless of the HC and assistant coaches 85%. Yes, alumni contributions and ticket sales are somewhat variable but the marginal increase in those revenues doesn't come close to justifying what they are paying these coaches.

    The market value for flavor of the week geniuses is about to take another step up. The guy USCw just fired had just as good a resume, much of it built at USCw as the OC and a recruiting wizz, as Sumlin but that won't stop USCw or TX from handing a guy like Sumlin closing in on $10 Mil a year to coach football, oh, wait to be the "CEO" of the program with a small army of helpers. Out of control just my HO.

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