Joe Coughlin

USC Can, Will Do Better Than Orgeron

Created on Nov. 20, 2013 1:51 AM EST

A win over Stanford is great, but how soon we forget. 

USC interim coach Ed Orgeron isn't a proven winner. All he's proven is that he can take a talented and jaded group of football players and refocus them. Yes, that is a talent and it is something that will go a decent ways in the coaching ranks — but not at USC.

Orgeron lost 24 games in three seasons as head coach of Ole Miss, and he lest we forget, he lost to Notre Dame with a team capable of beating the Irish. 

There's no denying Orgeron has gotten a broken machine to work again, and kudos. But USC is going to spend millions of dollars to get back its dominance, and that means better, more successful coaches ahead of Orgeron.