It's now and this is I love this time a year. I love college football. Coaching searches. It's weird but I like it people tweeting about. Unmarked. Private planes landing at airfields. And today in the pac twelve a guy who was once offered the raiders job. Became the head coach it at USC and of course that says Steve -- and joining us now. To discuss it from ESPN LA has been LA dot com a rush markkaa IG. I was on the show before and -- it's it's great to have you back it's great to talk some accounts supply all of this stuff. So -- LA. This of course -- affects the pac twelve and -- sense I got around here in the Bay Area Stanford fans. Sets I got at least on Twitter was there on okay. Jack I can deal with Steve Turkey's unit at USC they or -- it what's what's been LA's reaction to US. I think everyone here is pretty surprised about it I think you get heard all these kind of home run hire as a whole run candidates guys that that that they packet kind of shake up the program and they've created. Because like he didn't win the closest thing to hit the that you can get I mean they were really close friends here. At USC. The coached together so -- so that they developed a -- star -- the end. I called the offense. You touched on it win locally and offered her keys in the dot job. He asserted Dell and at the recommended. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Kind of an odd quietly considering you know it's -- Ku credit Turkey and took over a cup situation in Seattle but. You know thirty -- 29 in the packed it in any without a letter to the pact also -- unique in the game I think. -- right take me back to 2007 is that threes and alone for raider fans to hate Steve -- him. He recommended Lane Kiffin. Just to go back to 2007. Was the sense then. He turned out that job because he would be SC's coach soon enough for what was. What what what was because then you covered the team there's everything as you go back to 07 and that that Kiffin he didn't think. Yet you look at quarterback coach. In Oakland and they came back and took over the job as the -- the coordinator. At USC and I think he hated and I think he piloted train wreck over there he didn't think he had a chance to succeed. -- -- His -- -- -- with the coaches in the NFL I haven't got that feeling from thank you hinted about was his dream he kind of went for one year. -- -- quarterback coach over there and. And I just couldn't get the sense that you like it I don't think he came back to succeed. Detail because he. There's. I don't think you're forced. Carol leaving Atlanta got the job opera that Egypt and he had only eating get that until. I wanted to they would December of 09 I don't think he was the is that a pop art had. -- mark on ESPN LA dot com joining us here -- Lieberman's dramatic five point seven the game. By the end because all of these things been following it for a while. But and the names out there just in a general -- over the course once Lang got fired in or drop was bad coaching you start thinking about. Kevin some land and James Franklin and Chris Peter send. But how many real once Dublin at least three dedicated himself and and how do you put legitimate candidates. Today you you looked at as home run hires were out there for pat Haden and USC. I think at the Nittany that you touched on -- kind of political homeland hires by I think you're right I think when you really -- got it to who was. A realistic candidate I think which it. Franklin -- -- a lot of off the field but he's got to get and handled that that they weren't really comfortable with with crispy. With Chris Peterson -- -- you with. Comfortable leaving and I didn't think it was that it was in the kind of the apple locked up at the at a department -- that weren't really. Comfortable you have the right guy you know he would -- -- -- I -- but I don't think on Google wanted to leave. I haven't felt that the name -- -- -- like a lot but it -- Tomlin. Got the contract extension yet he was happy there at I think at the end of it beat the figure it looks like Egypt -- that we. Kind of wanted for some time. You know I meet you and you'd think they knew that they were. Please a lot of alumni like doing -- because of this what a couple and I did media cut. You click on the discredit the that the that the. Have guy. Art when you look at the hierarchy in the pac twelve right now and what Oregon has established. Which Stanford has established. You look at what Arizona State has done in in short order though the -- -- taken that the next level he's the the coach of the year in the pac twelve. When Jim Mora has done -- UCLA and I -- our report that Jim Mora the bother. -- that Washington has interest in him. -- I would when you look at that you look at the pac twelve right now -- and the influx of money and good coaches all that stuff. Where can US can USC beat the top of that group. Soon. Yes -- -- here of these sanctions which we look back on how. You know the receive my enemy in Ohio State. And Oregon and -- -- so that applies to anyone really think how ridiculously. -- places where because that one more year at these things in court. They can recruit ten fewer players. And then after that and I think you're starting it's finally competing because what would. Not talked about it not just because if it gets hired and to bring it up. Hewitt he's playing with duke players you know Campbell guys on the did that and have an apartment playing. 100%. Of the snaps in the and then playing on special teams -- so what -- they -- seems so great -- it was a deep you know also. On the one year of these. Sanctions and I think you start to look at you have to build the program propagate yet recruit. I don't that you totally conceivable that they can come back and compete again I think we're a year or two old tape from that. Did you SE people still feel like. You talked to alarms boosters. They're dead they're just waiting to reclaim their rightful place and -- Dorgan Stanford they. I think they trial get like hey you know we are you used to be what you wish you good to. -- -- -- I think that they they thought that they would that we're confident in saying that had this been a coaching I did didn't. You'd think it's now hopelessly -- then it's sort of like. Eight Carroll disciple Lu Yong -- at the offensive coordinator critical of the pros and I think. Like you use it it just feels like tip in against so. I think they wanna be happy and they want that they go to -- is the only item at that time. Before we you know are at the top of the pac twelve again but. It can't take some time because I don't think is the -- that that that that they'd they'd they'd dot but. I don't think that that partly I think one of these recruiting sanctions and done it in a picking dip top classes here again I don't think that too. It Cirque du CN. At. That but unsettling if I knew we had a nickname with Lane Kiffin. What event. We can't and that in the back when it was like Comcast currently it was like Tom -- and you know society because it kind of blended those two names. There's a lot of gone on at once time. Is there less of that in LA now among the stars. Who have -- this. Let's blending of names are real quick like that you could I know you've obviously covered the NBA in and I'll read everything you did do the one person like it just sick over everything. Our Lisa knows a little bit about a lot about everything Colby when's -- coming back. Well there that are -- Friday effective and I personally would like it the first game back in like six months or whatever was home I like that on game. That Sunday -- home game against Toronto I think that makes more sense for me but. They're pushing for a variety of Sacramento and it got them I would assume -- those conferences and I think. Well at Sacramento find out about that rumor they there might be a bad room service Hamburg I don't know often. Is that something. -- the playoff was -- the play out of the playoffs right Kobe had bad room service and I'm with the idea they should should wait another dared to our rush -- ESPN LA. Dot com a -- was to to do with the men appreciate time of the perspective. The -- tell you we could've gone I could've gone he could go our raw.