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Safe to say it’s been a busy week in college football.
That’s because just moments after USC announced that they’d fired Lane Kiffin on an airport tarmac Sunday morning, the Crystal Ball Run staff gathered for an emergency meeting at our underground lair to discuss who his replacement should be.
My colleague Allen Kenney made the case for Kevin Sumlin on Tuesday. The choice is great (obvi), but comes with one caveat: From everything I’ve heard and everyone I’ve talked to, Sumlin seems as likely to be coaching in a professional stadium near you next fall, as he does taking over in Troy. On Wednesday, Kevin McGuire suggested Steve Sarkisian, to which I say… Wait, wasn’t that dude on the hot-seat himself like two minutes ago?
Nope, there is only one fit to take over in Troy. He combines the recruiting pizazz of Sumlin, with a short- but significant- track record of on-the-field success too. Plus, few can rally a fan-base quite like this guy...