USC should release its 2013 recruits
January, 16, 2013
By Dave Telep | ESPN Insider
The Southern Cal Trojans fired their head basketball coach, Kevin O’Neill, on Monday. Midseason firings are typically reserved for pro sports, but we’re beginning to get accustomed to them on the college football and basketball sides.
The midseason college firings simply reinforce the notion of what the bottom line is in big-time college athletics: winning. I get that. At some point, you accept the fact that major college sports are a lot closer to pro sports than they are amateur athletics.
Over at USC, athletic director Pat Haden is planning his next move. Typically, coaches are hired following the completion of the season, which often culminates in the week leading up to and the week after the Final Four. That means the Trojans’ job may be open until early April.
Haden’s head start on his coaching search is great for his program but bad for the five Class of 2013 recruits who signed up to be Trojans in November.
9:17 2nd Qtr Rutgers 14 Washington State 3 3:06 1st Qtr Weber State 0 19 Arizona State 10 Final Idaho State 14 Utah 56
9:00 PM ET Colorado State Colorado 10:30 PM ET UNLV Arizona
12:00 PM ET 7 UCLA Virginia 3:30 PM ET California Northwestern 4:00 PM ET Portland State Oregon State 4:00 PM ET UC Davis 11 Stanford 7:30 PM ET Fresno State 15 USC 10:30 PM ET 25 Washington Hawaii 10:30 PM ET South Dakota 3 Oregon