It has only been two weeks, but USC has had quite the roller coaster of events so far this season.
First, starting quarterback JT Daniels suffered a season ending torn ACL. Then, backup quarterback Kedon Slovis led the Trojans to a come-from-behind upset victory against Stanford. And finally, athletic director Lynn Swann resigned on Monday.
It is highly likely he was strongly encouraged to do so by USC leadership given the current mediocrity of the sports teams. Now, the school is seeking out its new athletic director.
USC is certainly a nationally recognized program and global brand. But recent reports suggest contacted candidates for the job aren’t interested. This certainly goes to show how far USC has fallen.
While head coach Clay Helton’s job is currently safe, there has been speculation this could be his last year. Of course, it all depends on how the season goes and who the new AD is.
But on Tuesday, former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio voiced his interest in potentially coaching for USC one day.
Jack Del Rio on ESPN radio: “I’m fully supportive of Coach Helton. I’m supporting him. I’m not undermining him. If and when there was ever was anything, yeah I would be interested.” #USC
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 10, 2019
So to summarize — he supports coach Helton, but wouldn’t mind taking his job one day. Certainly a bold way to unofficially submit a resume for a job which is currently filled.
Del Rio is a USC alum. The former linebacker played for the Trojans from 1981-84. Clearly, he wants a shot to return to his alma mater and coach for the program he once played for.
Would Del Rio be a good fit at USC?