I think this is right. I also think that talking about coaches and their next moves etc. is “filler” for the announcers. They keep that stuff in their back pockets to talk about in the event that it’s a crappy game or a blow out.
They didn’t have much time in that game to talk about anything but the game. It was non-stop action and very fast moving. A great freaking game.
Granted, Herbstreit is always going to seem to favor OSU...I think this may be the reason for talk of their DC and not CJS. Perhaps they were going to mention it when they had a chance in down time later in the game.
I don’t think that ESPN has an inherent bias against USF in particular. They will uncover every story line imaginable leading up to the National Championship game. I’m sure CJS to USF will be mentioned at some point between now and the conclusion of that game.
As I’m typing this I just had a thought.....why can’t Michael Kelly and USF’s marketing team approach/pitch ESPN on making a little piece about the move? If they can present it in a way that ESPN deems interesting and news worthy it would be make sense for them to talk about it.
Something along the lines of “USF was once an exciting start up program...mention all of the “firsts” that we accomplished....mention how we’ve struggled to maintain/capitalize/improve upon that early momentum. Talk about the Leavitt, Holtz, Taggart, Strong tenures...and the new found excitement of the CJS hire.
If you take a step back and think of the USF football story, it’s actually pretty interesting. ESPN loves this kind of stuff. Kelly is a highly regarded guy in college football. I think that USF should make some calls and pitch the idea of hyping up the move.