Just spotted Jack Del Rio in LAX #USC
— Patrick Sullivan (@coachPSully) September 30, 2013
USC football fans, are you ready for at least 10 more weeks of this? The University of Houston head tennis coach, Patrick Sullivan, was at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night and he thinks he saw Jack Del Rio, the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.
The timing on this one is interesting: The Broncos had just finished whipping the Eagles Sunday afternoon, 52-13, and does it seem feasible that Del Rio’s would then hop on a plane and head to LA and interview for the USC coaching vacancy? Anything’s possible in these wild and wacky coaching searches, including the 50-year old Del Rio, who starred for the Trojans in the early 80s, interviewing for the job on the same day Lane Kiffin was fired.
But I’d be surprised if Pat Haden went the NFL route. My early guesses at Haden’s top targets would be Chris Petersen of Boise State, Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M or Steve Sarkisian of Washington. Here’s the problem – I’m not sure any of those guys would jump at the opportunity to coach the Trojans right now. NFL franchises will be courting Sumlin in a few months. Sarkisian is building a formidable program at Washington. Petersen seems to love
Montana Idaho and life in Boise.
But we’re barely 24 hours into the USC search. Let’s all settle in and enjoy the next two and a half months or rumors and innuendo!
Related: Lane Kiffin Fired by USC After 62-41 Loss to Arizona State [UPDATE: Kiffin Fired in the Airport Parking Lot at LAX]
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