USC: Football coaches are a weird bunch. Many of them find it difficult to leave the facility, where they work for most of the year, living in full bunker mode. It is rare for a person to choose a pastime in their community, and the good news about USC for this type is that they can do so somewhat anonymously in Los Angeles, where the USC football coach is not considered a celebrity. I hope his wife loves the idea of great weather all year round and the ability to take the kids to the beach whenever she wants. But there is also the harsh reality of the cost of living. A large luxury home in Manhattan Beach will set you back at least $ 4 million. In addition, the California income tax rate is 12.3%. So the coach needs to really, really want to be here.
LSU: No one, especially a native Louisiana like me, will tell you that Baton Rouge is a better place to live than Los Angeles. Damn it, I grew up in Shreveport, and I have never heard anyone say anything good about the state capital, other than having to endure Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. The head coach of LSU is a celebrity, the most trusted person in the state. He is suitable for those who want to spend all their time on the football field and at home that can be luxurious and unlikely to cut his salary in the sensible Baton Rouge real estate market. Louisiana’s income tax for the richest citizens is 6%, and apart from that there is no municipal income tax.
Edge: [Puts college football coach hat on] LSU