travyav Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,117 Likes Received: 888 Jan 1, 2020 #21 I think the upside is huge. If you are a proven DC confident in your abilities and you want to be a head coach, this is the perfect place to be. The fanbase hates everyone associated with the program right now, if you come in and the defense is tops in the Pac 12 and top ten nationally, everyone will love you. If this leads to a great record for USC and a playoff or Rose bowl birth, you will get many offers from Power 5 schools to HC, if your defense is great and the team sucks, you will be in line for the HC position, especially if you show that you can recruit, remember the big signing day is now before the bowl games, not after. That changes things, a good recruiter can make an impact before the coaching decision not after. GoSC1, Trojan Man 30, DaFireMedic and 1 other person like this.