The USC Trojans are once again searching for a new head football coach. The days of USC’s PAC-12 dominance are long gone, but the program is seeking to find a coach to revive the program.
Former USC QB Carson Palmer may have accidentally let it slip who the program is interested in. That name is current Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
“I’ve been as involved as they’ll let me be… there’s a lot of frontrunners right now,” Palmer said. “You’ve got a wildcard like Mike Tomlin. If Mike Tomlin wants out… at the end of the day there’s not a ‘that’s the guy everybody’s pointing their fingers at.’”
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) October 25, 2021
Palmer, a recurring guest on the Dan Patrick Show, discussed the search for the next USC head coach. The former Heisman Trophy winner mentioned he has even been in on the discussions of who the program is interested in. Palmer hilariously went a little too far with his information when discussing the subject, letting Patrick know that USC is interested in Mike Tomlin.
Around the 1:45 mark of the video above, Palmer realizes he may have given too much information on the USC coaching search. While I’m sure this is no sweat on Palmer, Coach Tomlin is going to love hearing these questions for the remainder of the season.
'We acknowledge that we're going to need continued assistance from developing guys. We've called on some already. We better be prepared, and they better be prepared. The strength of the pack is the strength of the pack.' – Coach Mike Tomlin
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) October 19, 2021
Of course, Tomlin may not even be interested in the position. Still, the former Super Bowl champion coach having his name in the mix for the USC job is sure to raise some eyebrows. Tomlin has been the head coach in Pittsburgh for 15 years, leading the team to two Super Bowl appearances with one Super Bowl victory.
In his 15 years as leader of the Steelers, coach Tomlin has yet to have a losing record to end the season. Rumors will swirl given the recent news, but Pittsburgh isn’t likely going to let a coach of Tomlin’s caliber walk away.