With Lane Kiffin's dismissal comes a regular season full of speculation regarding the Trojans' next head football coach. USC AD Pat Haden does not plan addressing the search publicly, but plenty of hypothetical candidate lists have been compiled.
One of the names suggested has been former Oregon and current Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. According to Philly.com, Kelly shot down any speculation that he might have interest in the USC coaching job on Thursday.
"I'm the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles," Kelly said. "I'm very, very excited to be here. I'm not entertaining anything like that. I'm here."
The concern for Eagles fans is that Kelly would follow in the footsteps of Bobby Petrino; jumping back to the college ranks for a high profile job. For what it's worth, Kelly was not on the initial list of expected candidates compiled by CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman. After two years of scoping out NFL jobs before finally taking the Eagles gig, it doesn't seem likely that Kelly would leave so soon.