When Lane Kiffin got dragged off the bus and given the boot by USC AD Pat Haden, the natural reaction was to find as many USC alums as possible and connect them with the Trojans head coach opening. One such coach? Jack Del Rio.
But the Broncos defensive coordinator won't be going anywhere for the remainder of the season, according to multiple reports out of Denver (notably Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver as well as The Denver Post).
Lombardi also notes -- accurately -- that Del Rio could still end up going elsewhere once the season ends.
Not to say he may not pursue something after the season. But he is here for the haul. Confirmed.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) September 29, 2013
Del Rio is a USC alum so it makes all the sense in the world for him to head to Southern Cal and try to save his school from the depths to which it has plunged.
The former Jaguars head coach likely won't get many more shots at coaching the Trojans. Perhaps he wants to become an NFL head coach again but perhaps this opportunity will be too good to pass up.