If we can get past the coaching tree (Norm Chow was accepted), why not Sarkisian? It may require a little forward thinking, but hear me out and really think about this........if we are now trying to pull coaches away from their current position where they appear happy, (a la Al Golden, June Jones, etc.), why not take a run at Steve Sarkisian?
He has outstanding name recognition with Southern California recruits (kicking our butts regularly in our own back yard for So. Cal. kids at UW), has a proven track record of program development, would immediately revitalize a currently lopsided rivalry, would upset the U$C fan base and he's hands down a better coach than Kiffin.
We need positive headlines.......a splash that can maintain a buzz throughout the year and beyond, not a hire that will be an after thought in two weeks.