February 1, 2011 |
Start with the sound of him. A voice deep and gruff, like dump trucks rumbling down the street. If dump trucks had a Cajun accent. Add a sturdy face and barrel chest, a sense of determination that allows the man to go days on end with little sleep, living on Slim Jims and Red Bull. These are the peculiar charms that Ed Orgeron brings to his job. "I learned it a while ago," he says. "Be who you are. " Orgeron is ? among other things ? the recruiting coordinator at USC, in charge of coaxing high school football players to sign with the Trojans.