College Football’s ‘Great Man Theory’ Gets a New Test at U.S.C.

Southern California hired Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma, which is now looking for his successor. The carousel seemed to spin harder and faster than ever as programs looked for saviors.

College Football’s ‘Great Man Theory’ Gets A New Test At U.s.c.

The New York Times – by Alan Blinder

College football’s allegiance to its version of the great man theory, to the idea that a single coach can prove transformative, has always been a matter of convenience. But rarely have the sport’s fickle feelings about it been so apparent as these past few days.

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