Several current and former coaches have been linked to the USC job ever since the university parted ways with Clay Helton. During this Saturday's edition of Big Noon Kickoff, former Trojans running back Reggie Bush shared his thoughts on the opening at his alma mater.
When discussing who should take over as USC's next head coach, Bush surprisingly mentioned Deion Sanders as a candidate for the job.
Last September, Sanders became the head coach of Jackson State's football program. In his first season with the Tigers, he owned a 4-3 record.
Jackson State is off to a hot start this season, defeating Florida A&M and Tennessee State in its first two games. Sanders has a tough challenge waiting for him this Saturday, as he'll lead his players into battle against Louisiana-Monroe.
It's tough to envision Sanders getting the job at this stage in his coaching career, but we shouldn't totally dismiss this possibility. After all, Bush isn't the only media member to say that Sanders will eventually make a huge jump in the coaching ranks.
"The last thing, in terms of anybody [worrying] about how serious he is,” NFL Network's Rich Eisen said. “People are asking ‘are you really gonna coach or are you gonna be a sideshow?’ That’s what his whole life has been, Being called a sideshow and then all he does is be a professional and crush it.”
At the very least, Sanders would be able to recruit five-star talent on a consistent basis at USC. Would he be able to handle the competition in the Pac-12, though? That's the question that every USC fan wants answered.
Do you think Sanders should be considered for the Trojans' job opening?