Ok, we all know the story. Pete Carroll is resigning at USC and is on the verge of announcing he is now the Seattle Seahawks' new head coach (and president).
This leaves a monumental void for the USC athletic department to fill. Carroll haters can keep hating all you want on the man but he made USC football relevant again after a disappointing decade in the '90s. He had all the best qualities that make college football fun and one can even Youtube all the fun Carroll and the Trojans have had the past few seasons. He made USC the NFL program of college. Celebrities were everywhere and pranks were pulled weekly. He was the best coach USC has seen, and his record speaks for itself.
Now, while we are all aware that USC may be facing some penalties, it is still perhaps the most attractive job in all of college football. The Southern California weather cannot be beat and the recruiting ground is unmatched. While some people are assuming that USC may have trouble finding a new coach, I am not one of those.
I am role playing here...I am the USC athletic director and I am not afraid to call or interview anyone. Here are my top ten coaching candidates in the order I want to call them in.