Dear God. Now that's a way to replace a coach. Look beyond the idiot who will be now coaching USC. His father is a fantastic coach who led a top 25 unit in his first year at TN (and we all know about Tampa defenses). Second, USC is going after Norm Chow for OC. Third, Ed Orgeron, the master recruiter, is returning to SC.
What does this mean? First off, the Trojans' 2010 recruiting class is going to end up insanely well, and if Chow is in the fold I would suspect Seantrel Henderson will end up in LA. Second, 9/18 could be a disaster. Tennessee stayed within 10 points of Florida in week #3 this year. USC will have its array of talent, returning and new, and will play with improved offensive and defensive schemes. I fear the game will be ugly (uh, Brewster, Fisch and Cosgrove v. Kiffin, Kiffin, Chow and Orgeron. Nasty).
Rats. Cheer me up in the comments.