It’s only a matter of time before Anthony Lynn becomes a head coach again. Next time, it could be at the collegiate level.
According to NFL reporter Jim Trotter, USC boosters have contacted former Chargers head coach and current Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn about the school’s head coaching vacancy. He’s interested, too.
“USC boosters have reached out to @Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn to gauge his interest in the university’s vacancy (the answer: he would be interested in the job),” Trotter reported on Twitter. “To date there has been no contact between the school and Lynn.”
There have been rumors suggesting the Trojans want an NFL coach to be their newest leader. Lynn fits the bill.
USC boosters have reached out to @Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn to gauge his interest in the university’s vacancy (the answer: he would be interested in the job). To date there has been no contact between the school and Lynn.
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) September 27, 2021
The bottom line is USC needs to hit this hire out of the park. Go big or go home, as a the old saying goes.
Anthony Lynn wouldn’t be the flashiest hire, but he’s an NFL guy. The Trojans could do much, much worse.
Regardless, USC fans don’t appear to happy about the Lynn rumors.
Love it. Coach Lynn is a very good coach despite what Twitter thinks. The insiders know this. His presence and leadership skills will command the attention and respect amongst these kids. #FightOn https://t.co/PtSSHaWtJG
— Whoot (@newlefty82) September 28, 2021
As a USC fan would totally be for this. I love the man as a person, but he’s just not a good enough NFL level head coach. Going to USC means I get to still root for him, and he won’t be exposed by the top tier of NFL coaches. https://t.co/irXRMxs8MJ
— ChargersMemes (@ChargersMemes) September 28, 2021
That’s interesting. I could see Lynn being a really good college coach and recruiter. https://t.co/KnbSr9SkkQ
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) September 28, 2021
This would be so USC https://t.co/wRvYj0LXW8
— Olivier Lavallee (@olivierlav) September 28, 2021
Would Anthony Lynn leave the Lions mid-season? Probably not. But it’s worth making contact ahead of time.
Lynn would probably end up being a massive upgrade over Clay Helton, which isn’t saying much.
The Trojans need a tough-nosed leader. Is Lynn the man for the job?