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bootyswamper
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
you forgot the binder


RB10
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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you forgot the binder


The binder and Ponamsky will be thrown out with Orgeron’s drum, Red Bull and pride.


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MikeyFL
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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I'm not sure USC is a destination job right now. Money is all they have to offer. Quality of life is an issue. Would you want to raise a family in Southern California?


If you're making USC head coach money, the quality of life in Southern California is pretty damn fantastic.

And the opportunities for your children are unparalleled. They'll attend Harvard Westlake and have ridiculous social capital and professional opportunities for the rest of their lives.


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bisonduck
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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I'm not entirely convinced he takes the USC job if it's offered to him because of this.


As an Oregon fan, I am all for Fickell. The PAC is branded as soft and we need hard-nosed coaches.


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Ralph_Wiggum
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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I'm not sure USC is a destination job right now. Money is all they have to offer. Quality of life is an issue. Would you want to raise a family in Southern California? That state is having an exodus of people because the quality of life is not as good. Big Time recruits are heading East to land at places that care more about football that life itself.


You slack-jawed yokels need to understand that Brentwood is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the country. You also have Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, the Hollywood Hills, and beautiful weather. The idea that Brentwood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills are some woke disaster area is not true. The wealthy parts of Southern California offer a quality of life that is hard to match anywhere in the country.

You have to realize living on land in back of your daddy's house is not the quality of life most people want.


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bisonduck
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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I see you're laughing but do you know where Clemson's Starting QB, 5-star DJ Uiagalelei was recruited from? I'll give you a hint...He lives close to the campus of USC.


The PAC is losing recruits because of coaching. Plain and simple.

DJ probably stays west if the quality of play in the PAC was better. Getting coaches that put a better product on the field will help.
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BCLA
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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quality of life is not as good.


Man some of the takes on this board never fail to disappoint


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Buckeye06
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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Big Time recruits are heading East to land at places that care more about football that life itself.


They are leaving because the conference has been bad the last decade. They weren't leaving when USC was the best team in the country.

Recruiting at USC is probably easier than anywhere else in the country IMO. You have competition sure from UCLA/Stanford in state and Oregon/Arizona St. on the west coast, but every other major power in the country is 1000 miles away. Every other top state for players has tons of competition in the state or regionally (Texas with A&M/OU/LSU UGA with everyone around them and Florida has UF, Miami, FSU and all the regional schools)

I think USC may be my #1 overall school if you gave me a pick of every school in the country.

One of the best states for talent and less competition within 500 miles
NIL could be huge with all the celebrities and opportunities
Expectations are high, but not as high as Bama/OSU it seems



Fun Bunch
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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I think USC may be my #1 overall school if you gave me a pick of every school in the country.


In the NIL Era, no doubt, it should be way high up there for the right coach.

But its going to take the right one, one that will embrace that not just be some meathead that "just wants to coach football".


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rebel of fortune
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
The issue is the only PAC-12 school that cares about football on the SEC level is Oregon. LA now has NFL teams and USC isn’t ever gonna be what it was in the 2000s.


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nvasil1
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LA now has NFL teams and USC isn’t ever gonna be what it was in the 2000s.

Why not? It's not like the NFL is a new concept there. USC was able to win plenty of Rose Bowls and national championships with the Rams and Raiders in town before.


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YNWA
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
The first name mentioned for a major college football opening never takes the job. It's always the 4-5th choice.


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632627
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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That state is having an exodus of people because the quality of life is not as good.


The middle class are fleeing California. Not people making $5-10 million per year.

There’s arguably no better place to live in the country if you’re making that type of income.


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OchoDedos
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Why would anyone want to live in Los Angeles mystifies me. Other than a small handful of enclaves for the uber rich, the rest of LA could be Tijuana and Bedford-Stuyvesant


Chalkywhite84
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
I wish LSU could grab fickell.


bisonduck
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
I visited the campus when looking at schools and it wasn’t for me.


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beauchristopher
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
Fickell seems to have great QB play and solid D. You can't ask for much more.

I feel like Fickell is better than Napier. Does anyone else agree?


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beauchristopher
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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I wish LSU could grab fickell.


I am starting to think he is better than Napier. Definitely like others thoughts?


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AbuTheMonkey
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Member since May 2014
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re: Luke Fickell Top Target For USC
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Idk but people make USC seem like a better job than it actually is. Same type of crowd that also thinks Nebraska can come back.


The starting quarterbacks for the pre-season #1, #2, #3, and #4 teams all grew up and played high school ball within a morning commute of USC. The best defensive end in the country grew up within spitting distance of the school. So on and so on.

They aren't remotely similar.


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