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Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Bronco should be #1 on the list.

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

I guess that is why USC is known as "Gods University."

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

USC should beg Bronco to be their coach. Then BYU can hire Andy Reid to be our coach. I'm confident Reid would leave his $7M per year job with KC to coach the Cougars for about the
$800K Bronco makes.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

"If USC goes with Petersen, the Utes will see him regularly. Meanwhile, BYU plays at USC in 2021 and 2023." -- DH

By then Peterson will be either fired or headed to the NFL as NCAA starts looking into the next round of sanctions.

West Jordan, UT

Bronco would be a great coach in So Cal. I think he could turn that program into a winner. Same with Kyle Whittingham. Both would have allot better talent to work with.

Wally West

Denver Broncos DC Jack Del Rio IMO is the leading candidate & probably Kiffin's successor.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Here's shocker. ANY change at USC, or UCLA, or any PAC-12 team will have an impact to the state of Utah. The University of Utah is a member of the PAC-12. As such we don't have to wait 8 or 10 years to feel the impact. It affects us now!


I am surprised that everyone associated with the Utes (including the janitor) hasn't been contacted and begged to come lead the Trojans. It is obvious that USC could never do better than the magic of the East Bench in SLC. Pete Carroll and Reggie Bush left just in time... the school is left getting the lashings.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

kiffin arrived with a smirk...

Now it's the BRUIN fans doing the smirking...

As for those usc fans living in Newport...

Where are all the usc flags?

No one in Newport will admit to being a usc fan these days?


Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Dick let me add a few names that might dampen your extreme Perterson-mania. Dirk Koetter and Dan Hawkins. You could add your great kudos to both these men who had as much or more to do with Boise Jr College having some success in the FBS. Great schemers, teachers, getting the best out of the talent, all would be appropriate to the Hawk and Koetter but could they make water boil at 300 degrees when they were promoted to the big time at Arizona State and Colorado? Peterson can't buy a meal in Idaho, he could run for governor unopposed, more people worship him on Saturday night that the other guy Sunday mornings. He makes $2 million which is about $6 million in SoCal dollars and his ego doesn't require he take a stab at the big, big, time. Maybe the Football gods remove the magic once a Boise coach crosses the border, who knows, but I just don't see coach Peterson taking the risk.

Orem, UT

Mr. Harmon, you forget one very important fact...the personalities of the type of players that Boise State gets, and that USC gets are polar opposite. The players would never respect the coach from Boise, as their prima donna attitudes would be the end of the good coaches.

salt lake city, UT

Peterson would be a good fit man, I love this guy. as for you BYU fans, Bronco wouldn't be a bad fit in USC. But USC needs a offensive minded coach. Andy Reid doesn't want to sress of his players in BYU not honoring the Honor Code

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The BYU rabid fans would have bought Bronco a ticket.

Frisco, TX

Taking a chance on an unproven coach is risky. Kiffin was unproven and time finally caught up to him at USC. His father leaving after last season proved that the writing was on the wall, and it was time to abandon the sinking ship.

Regardless of who USC hires, this has the most impact on the Utes. USC will not settle for mediocrity. Any chances of Utah winning the South are quickly fading. USC will hire a proven coach and will be back in the Top 20 by next year.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I wonder why USC would have no interest in Bronco? There must be some reason?

South Jordan, UT

Boise is solid Bronco country! They love their team, their school, and their coach. No other colors, no other teams to compete for the attention of anyone. Undivided! You can purchase royal blue and orange at the corner gas station and every where else people love their Broncos. That is one thing lacking in a 45-mile stretch here in the valley. I totally dislike the intense hatred between these two fine programs in Provo and Salt Lake by the fan base. Some who troll this paper live for the chance to bash BYU on any given point. Neither Bronco Mendenhall nor Kyle Whittingham's names were mentioned in this article, the bashing continues there anyway. And we wonder why this country is so divided on much more important issues than football!

South Jordan, UT

Part 2 of comments:
Chris Peterson is highly respected in Boise and in the country. He might be lured away this year because of the struggles he has had with recruiting as well as teaching lower tier players his difficult play book. He loves Boise and has loved raising his family there. So did we! Other BSU coaches have jumped ship after a couple of years of success (Kutter (sp?) and Hawkins to name a few). Not Coach Peterson. Steady and true. USC would get the gold ring if they could talk him into leaving. The $$ factor might be too big to resist.

As a native of Boise, the only time I don't cheer for BSU is when they play BYU. I wish Chris only the best.

Go Cougars!

Springville, UT

The premise of this article is really a stretch. Must be a slow news day.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

If Utah couldn't beat USC with Lane Kiffin, they'll never beat USC with anybody.


Think Bigger. The best coach that is probably available to a program with USC's stature is a coach who has already won a national title (BCS title, whatever) and is probably ready to move on to a new home just to get out from under another even more successful program (and coach) in his own current conference. That guy is Les Miles. He'd be chomping at the bit to take over at USC knowing he'd probably be able to get more money and would no longer have to face the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and the other SEC behemoths year after year just to get to the (new) BCS playoffs. Les Miles will be the new USC coach. Mark my words.

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