Although Dan Mullen and Butch Jones are still at the top of my wish list, I honestly think Steve Sarkisian deserves another look as a third choice. Yes he did work for Cheaty Petey at South Central, but he has no real ties to them other than a stepping stone to becoming a head coach. He is a California kid raised in the South Bay and has family ties to UCLA with several of his siblings being Bruin alums.
He's an excellent recruiter and has shown success in developing quarterback talent at BYU and SUC. He's also had success against the Trogans and nobody knows Lane Kiffin's dendancies better than him. He's a young and a hungry "up and comer" who I think needs to be looked at again. And most importantly he's not Jim Mora!