The radio affiliate that reported Tim Floyd was taking the Arizona job also reported Rick Pitino and Jeff Capel would get the same job.
And from John Skinner’s “The Skinny on SC Sports” this morning.
Tim Floyd arrived back in Santa Monica last night via private plane from Tucson. An acquaintance of mine bumped into him last night and he said “don’t believe everything you hear”.
If Tim Floyd does not take the Arizona job, taking the interview can only help him. First, he probably gets a pay raise from USC despite the program’s dismal Galen Center attendance this year. Secondly, he now has a great opportunity to explain to potential recruits why why he turned down the Arizona job and that USC is the place to be.
I am not saying that Floyd will stay at USC. According to sources within the athletic department he has been somewhat frustrated by Mike Garrett, the constant questions about his recruiting tactics and he is not a big city guy. The next 24 hours will be very interesting.
Even if Mike Garrett has So Cal native and current Pittsburgh coach Jaime Dixon as a sure replacement, we still want to see Tim Floyd remain as USC head coach and really make it his “last job.”