USC needs to make Chris Petersen an offer he can't refuse and then get out of his way

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  2. miker1

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    Jesus it ain’t happening. He is in a good spot. And usc never makes anyone an offer they can’t refuse. He kicked the tires before we hired Helton and did not like the options for the access to treatment facilities for his special needs child.
     
  3. Lucas

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    It could happen.
     
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    CP has the job he wants and he will do well
     
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    Niumatalolo
     
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    I don't know about that. Petersen's name was mentioned for the Wahington job when it opened up before they eventually settled on Sarkisian. Petersen said he was happy at Boise St. Petersen interviewed for the Trojans job with no hesitation, Pat Haden offended Petersen by stipulating that he (Haden) wanted to place some assistants on the staff if Petersen took the job and Petersen said thanks but no thanks.

    Petersen was highly interested in USC before Haden blew it.
     
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    This boat has sailed . Do not think Petersen is a job jumper
     
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    After the 2015 and 2016 seasons. I would say absolutely YES.

    However in 2017 Navy fell to 7-4 and this years team is 2-7 and looks horrible on defense. Several teams have lit them up. Hawaii put up 59? Houston 49, ND 44 Cincinnati 42. This is a head scratcher. Usually a hard nose physical football coach has good defenses.

    Isn't that what we have now? A guy that can post a few good years and then backside?
     
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    Peterson is already at a place where he can win a NC if he has the chops and luck. Plus, he doesn’t have to deal with the unique fan base which is the Trojan Family.
     
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    Yeah, that's gonna happen.
     
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    If we offer him it would be 5 years too late.
     
  12. IETrojanFan

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    Wait... now you want Peterson? I thought earlier today you said Kleiman was the smart choice to replace Helton...???
     
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    Amazing! It almost sounds like as if you were in them Haden/Peterson interview with that first hand account....
     
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    Lol
     
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    And the recruits would just flock to play in that offense, lol

    Ask Georgia Tech fan how that is working out for them
     
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    You mean because UW is having such a great year? They are in the CFP conversation now like they were the beginning of the year?
     
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    Just get rid of Helton, he's obviously not the answer.
     
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    UW has been a bigger disappointment than USC this year. Where is this thread coming from
     
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    That's what people said when he was at Boise State U. What his hire at UW taught us is "Offer a better spot, and he'll reconsider".

    You might be right on the other things.
     
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    From ESPN...

    The dominoes started to fall toward that "different situation" when, in the early morning hours of Sept. 29, USC athletic director Pat Haden fired Lane Kiffin after a blowout defeat at Arizona State. Petersen almost immediately entered the rumor mill, along with Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and Sarkisian.

    Negotiations were under way between USC and Petersen, and according to a source, general financial terms were agreed upon, but Petersen would not formally interview with Haden until after the regular season -- on Sunday, Dec. 1, in a Boise hotel.

    It didn't go well, for Haden or for Petersen. The source compared it to a "bad date." Haden turned down an interview request, as did his top lieutenant, J.K. McKay, so the reported differences in that lengthy interview typically fall into a range between speculation and rumor.

    Another source explained it like this: “I think it was a mutual idea that it might not have been a good fit. ... There were some things about the job that didn’t excite him too much, and there were things he said about how he viewed things that didn’t excite them.”

    Petersen said it was clear during the conversation that he wasn't "the right fit" for Haden's vision of what USC's coach needed to be and do, and vice versa.

    “It’s just like recruiting: Fit's got to be right on both sides," he said. "I think it was, you know, kind of obvious after talking. You’ve got to have your way and know the strengths and weaknesses and the details of everything you’re doing.”

    Whether because of Petersen not aggressively selling himself for the job, the L.A. lifestyle, the media demands, Haden's management style or concerns about whether Petersen's coaching and recruiting would translate from Boise State to the Pac-12, Petersen withdrew his USC candidacy. Shortly after the meeting, word leaked that USC was going to tap Sarkisian, a hiring that generated a lukewarm response from the Trojans' fan base.
     

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