Report: Kiffin to be USC's next head coach


Scott Wolf of the Daily News, a guy who has been incredibly plugged into the USC program, is reporting that he has two sources that are telling him that Lane Kiffin will be named USC’s next football coach.

(If this sounds like Ferris Bueller at 31 Flavors, don’t blame me…)

Kiffin’s name just vaulted to the head of the search — a search that started today with Jack Del Rio, moved to Steve Mariucci, brought Herm Edwards into the story, and also had Steve Sarkisian‘s name get bounced around.

Kiffin’s move to USC from Tennessee after just one season would be a seismic shift, and some Vols message boards are already having a nuclear meltdown.

Arizona State hires Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State has hired former Cal Poly head coach Beau Baldwin as its next offensive coordinator.

The school announced Baldwin’s hiring of new coach Kenny Dillingham‘s staff a week after he resigned at Cal Poly.

The 50-year-old Baldwin spent three seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach, going 4-21.

Baldwin previously served as California’s offensive coordinator for three years after a nine-year stint as Eastern Washington’s head coach. He went 85-32 at Eastern Washington and won the 2010 national championship with three trips to the FCS semifinals.

Baldwin also served as Central Washington’s head coach in 2007.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.

McKee announced his decision on Thursday after a disappointing junior season on an overmatched Stanford team.

McKee completed 62% of his passes for 2,947 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season as Stanford went 3-9 for a second straight year.

Stanford will undergoing an overhaul with coach David Shaw stepping down after 12 seasons and several players expected to transfer.