USC Boosters Reportedly Reach Out To Ex-NFL Head Coach About Vacancy

LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 1, 2007: USC Trojan Football Fans Celebrate after a touch down durring the annual USC vs. UCLA Football Game on November 1, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.


USC boosters are trying to gauge interest from a number of potential candidates for the Trojans head football coach vacancy.

Most recently, the boosters have reportedly reached out to former NFL head coach Anthony Lynn, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions.

Lynn previously served as head coach of the Chargers.

NFL reporter Jim Trotter shared the news. He wrote, “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.”

Lynn is originally from Texas and played his college football at Texas Tech. However, his experience in Los Angeles as an NFL coach appears to be drawing some interest. Despite that, being an NFL coach in Los Angeles is much different than recruiting players at the college level.

Would a man who went 33-31 in four seasons really have any pull with the local recruits USC wants to keep in town?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but surely USC can attract bigger names who have had success at the college level or have stronger connections to the program.

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