After asking several fans of the USC football team, and viewing polls, conducted by sports networks, such as ESPN, and others, the consensus is clear. Ed Ogeron should signed as head coach of the team. While Ogeron is not Pete caroll, he appears to have instill a sense of high spirits amongst the team members, and staff. Pete Caroll, and Ed Ogeron have instill a sense of pride and spirit, which ignited not only the sense but the sensibility of the Trojans. Unlike Lane Kiffin they understand that in order to possess the "fundamentals," that the fun three letters of that word spell "fun."
While Lane Kiffin understands the technical ,and performance aspect, he failed to grasp that the participant of any sport invests more than their physical investment. Sport involves an emotional, and psychological investment, as well. by failing to embrace that concept, Kiffin was reducing the experience to that of an account, someone who only saw the game, from a "win/loss" balance sheet.
You simply cannot take people who are spirited, and transform them into intellectual, and emotional automatons. When people of any sport team adopt those negative qualities, it stripes the fun, fundamentals, and spirit by which the game was intended. Kiffin while the perfect football technician, failed to grasp this basic concepts. These young men are players, corporate employees.
Caroll, and Ogeron understand this, thus incorporating the fun, and fundamentals in such a way that the team members could breathe emotionally and not be constrained, as someone caught in the psychic death grip of an anaconda. Kiffin administered coaching as someone defining laws and regulations, in , an absolutist manner, strict, and narrowly defined. Life in any sport has no meaning, or purpose, where such an environment is absolute.
So, in my not so humble opinion, the university should sign him as head coach for this year, 2014, and see what happens. If he performance, results in expected results, then extend him as head coach. If not then assign the position to another otherwise qualified person.