USC needs a play caller for several reasons, the least of which is because its offense became so predictable under certain down-and-yardage situations last season.
USC head coach Lane Kiffin may also need to hire a play caller to take the heat off of his hot seat—yes, athletic director Pat Haden has gone on record several times to support Kiffin as the Trojans head coach, but any time you see this much staff turnover after a disaster of a season, no job is safe.
So who should be considered as a candidate for USC's offensive coordinator? Right now, James Cregg is USC's official offensive coordinator, but that's a paper title—Kiffin calls the plays.
There is no official search under way for a coordinator, but according to CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman, USC has been in contact with other schools—what staff positions they are inquiring about isn't known.
Here are my top choices for the next Trojan offensive coordinator if the position becomes officially open. We're not saying it is open, but if it were, how excited would Trojan fans get over my top candidates?