Let’s continue exploring some potential candidates to become the next athletic director of the USC Trojans. Please note that for the purposes of this article and other similar explorations we’ve done over the past week, a nominee does not refer to someone who has formally announced or indicated their desire to be the next USC AD. In this case, a candidate is just someone on USC’s major board, using advisor Tony Altimore’s major board at The Voice of College Football as a guide.
We’ve already covered Pat Chun and a few other people, so here’s another big name currently on an SEC program: Tennessee’s Danny White.
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This is a more popular name, especially after Tennessee and Danny White were able to make a huge deal renovate Neyland Stadium. To make the USC even more difficult, White got a contract extension at the beginning of the year.
With White in Knoxville, the UT football program, baseball program, and men’s basketball program have all done well, so it’s a well-deserved promotion for him. USC may have another tempting offer with Lincoln Riley there, along with 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams, and the move to the Big Ten is coming.
Plus, it had been just over a week since White announced plans for the riverside entertainment district at Neyland Stdium, so the idea of him leaving for USC would come as quite a surprise. But the likelihood that White will stay in Tennessee doesn’t mean USC shouldn’t at least call Knoxville.
Excited to share our vision for a premier riverfront entertainment district near Neyland Stadium & Thompson-Boling Arena!
This concept has tremendous potential to not only take our gameday experience to the next level, but impact our entire city in ways not yet seen in college sports.
— Danny White (@AD_DannyWhite) May 17, 2023
There are also some rumors circulatingthough it remains to be seen how concrete they are regarding Danny White and USC.
On the other hand, Mike Bohn’s firing came as quite a shock. USC shouldn’t think White is likely to leave Tennessee, but it can always ask. There can never be any harm in that.