Back from some time away from this blog:
It's really no surprise that UTEP Basketball Coach Tim Floyd is not going to USC. Andy Enfield, the Florida Gulf Coast coach, got the big job. But what about future jobs for Floyd?
I can't see Floyd wanting to remain at UTEP if the Miners remain stuck in deflating Conference USA; there doesn't seem to be any push to get into the more regional Mountain West. And we're not sure UTEP is even wanted by MWC members.
And UTEP remains in the sad situation of having too little TV exposure in an era of TV exposure for just about all the major schools. Floyd has said he'd make that an off-season priority. AD Bob Stull does not seem to be moving on that.
I'm also buying the story that Floyd didn't interview for the USC job, but instead talked to USC on behalf of his good friend Larry Eustachy, now at Colorado State.