denali15 Points Member Joined: Aug 28, 2017 Messages: 3,592 Likes Received: 3,223 Sep 4, 2019 #21 The cost of living factor is overrated. So it costs a few million more for a house. With rates around 3%, what's another couple million? $5K/month? Not a problem with a FB coach's salary. Other costs (other than taxes) are more or less the same. Yes, it's more, but that won't be what keeps a top coach away. But other than Howard Jones, when was the last time USC hired a "big name" coach when they had an opening? A couple became "big name" after they were hired. OxyTrojan, Trojan12 and uscvball like this.