Del Rio is working on a Trojan staff

With Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio due to meet Tuesday with owner Wayne Weaver amid increasing indications that Del Rio’s future with the team could hinge on the sit-down, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC tells us that Del Rio is making calls to folks who possibly would join him at USC, if he were to get the heave-ho in Jacksonville and land at his alma mater.

Two days ago, Del Rio looked like a long-shot candidate for the Trojans job.  But with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, Boise State coach Chris Peterson, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian, and Titans coach Jeff Fisher not interested, the job could fall to Del Rio.

And that would potentially reduce, significantly, the money that Del Rio would be owed if Weaver were to cut his seven-year employee loose.

Frankly, we don’t rule out Weaver deciding to stand pat with Del Rio, which would force him to walk away from his current deal if he opted to accept the USC job.

46 responses to “Del Rio is working on a Trojan staff

  1. Who in their right mind would go with him? Take All of our coaches at Jacksonville! Take Mike Tice especially!

  2. I said yesterday that Del Rio probably WANTED to get fired, and this is confirmation.
    I always respected him as a pro and the Jags’ HC. Too bad I have to hate his guts now (assuming he winds up at SC).

  3. I hope he knows whate he is getting into. It wont be long before USC internally combust due to recruiting violations and such… Reggie is meeting with NCAA as we speak. Ol Pete skipped town before his world crumbled. He needs to take his trophies and hide them before NCAA comes lookin…

  4. No offense to Del Rio, bu pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease let this happen! The Jags are going nowhere with Del Rio, and Del Rio is going nowhere while under a $15 million contract

  5. How the mighty have fallen. Can’t believe how many coaches are taking a pass on what could be the premier job in college football.

  6. Del Rio would probably do very well at USC.
    I mean, he’s a much better NFL coach than Carroll was.

  7. Didn’t King pretty well blow you off when you suggested Del Rio to USC?
    But even if you do prove to be right on this one Florio, your still the guy who told the world that Terry Bradshaw was dead.
    In fact, I’d probably be able to tolerate how terrible and extremley unfunny Keith Olberman is if everytime Florio appears on Football Night in America they introduce him as “the guy who pronounced Terry Bradshaw dead”.
    But you should still call King and give him a “What now bitch!!!”
    Whoever takes the job in Jacksonville has got to accept that fact the Tim Tebow is the 1st pick no matter what.
    On the plus side – maybe Del Rio can get in on that Cali co-ed action that Carroll was enjoying.

  8. “And that would potentially reduce, significantly, the money that Del Rio would be owed if Weaver were to cut his seven-year employee loose.”
    I thought this only worked from pro team to pro team. This works from pro to college, too? What about college to pro? Does Weis’ hiring at Kansas City negate the money he’s owed by Notre Dame?

  9. Cowher won’t go to the Jags.
    No matter if full control is given to him – the 1st pick is still Tebow unless he’s already taken. Cowher has suffered through too many QB busts to take that risk again here, not to mention it’s already an uphill battle to attract FA’s in a struggling small market.
    Cowher would love MJD; I dunno what else he would though. Gotta remember Cowher probably isn’t begging to get back in to the NFL, the man has options and also can afford to sit in his comfy CBS chair every Sunday cashing cheques for another year.

  10. “BonerJams’03 says:
    January 11, 2010 8:39 PM
    Didn’t King pretty well blow you off when you suggested Del Rio to USC?
    But even if you do prove to be right on this one Florio, your still the guy who told the world that Terry Bradshaw was dead.
    In fact, I’d probably be able to tolerate how terrible and extremley unfunny Keith Olberman is if everytime Florio appears on Football Night in America they introduce him as “the guy who pronounced Terry Bradshaw dead”.
    But you should still call King and give him a “What now bitch!!!”
    Whoever takes the job in Jacksonville has got to accept that fact the Tim Tebow is the 1st pick no matter what.
    On the plus side – maybe Del Rio can get in on that Cali co-ed action that Carroll was enjoying.”
    Can easily be the funniest response that I have EVER read on this website. Freaking HILARIOUS!
    Thank you.

  11. Jacksonville wants someone who can mold a offense for tebow..obviously they are trying to go get him.. This will be interesting to see

  12. @raiderrob21 …
    I don’t know Lance Kiffin, but if you mean Lane Kiffin, Del Rio can’t have him and neither can the Jags! He’s got to stay at Tennessee. I’m an Alabama fan and if Little Lanie Kiffin leaves Tennessee, we SEC fans won’t have anyone to laugh at, except Les Miles! Well, unless Urban retires again … and then unretires again.

  13. Wost kept secret in sports…..Jags owner wants Urban M to coach the team, and Tebow to play for it in order to save franchize from moving…….All of the pieces are falling into place accordingly.

  14. I think Del Rio is an awesome fit in SoCal. He brings intensity and a down-to-earth personality that I think will relate well to 18-to-21 year olds. The tricky part could be recruiting, but USC kind of sells itself, the coach just has to be the closer.

  15. I’d bet the ranch Tebow is not drafted round one by Jacksonville.
    Suddenly we decide in this case that teams dont lie about draft intentions?
    I also think that an incoming coach who wants total control, especially a Cowher can say “by the wany total control means I decide if and when we draft Tebow or no deal.”
    Actually an incoming coach who doesn’t want total control can say “I’m not joining a franchise that thinks drafting a QB who hasn’t taken a snap under center in the first round is a good idea.

  16. # hotchick says: January 11, 2010 9:36 PM
    I’d bet the ranch Tebow is not drafted round one by Jacksonville.
    Suddenly we decide in this case that teams dont lie about draft intentions?
    I also think that an incoming coach who wants total control, especially a Cowher can say “by the wany total control means I decide if and when we draft Tebow or no deal.”
    Actually an incoming coach who doesn’t want total control can say “I’m not joining a franchise that thinks drafting a QB who hasn’t taken a snap under center in the first round is a good idea.
    ————————————————————-
    As Florio – in one his conspiracy theories that a)kinda makes sense b) doesn’t involve his mancrush Brett Favre – has mentioned a couple time on here – drafting Tebow has little to do with Tebow’s abilities to be a Pro style QB.
    It’s about dollars. It’s about putting asses in seats that haven’t had consistent asses in them.
    Say what you want about Tebow – but his name alone is gonna sell tickets in Jacksonville. I’m sure Weaver would like to win a SB like every other owner in the league – but he doesn’t have luxury of being in a market like Dallas, or Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago nor do the Jags have the “lore” that the Steelers or Packers do.
    It’s about money. Not about whether Tebow can be Peyton Manning.
    And whoever is coaching the Jags is gonna have to swallow that.

  17. In all the current events, it’s USC that has taken the hit. The university lost it’s head coach. No one interested in the job? That’s crazy.
    If Pete Carroll wanted a challenge, it was there at USC.
    GO STEELERS!

  18. “How the mighty have fallen. Can’t believe how many coaches are taking a pass on what could be the premier job in college football.”
    I think that tells you what you need to know about the odds of USC getting sanctioned.

  19. It’s all part of Wayne Weaver’s diabolical plan:
    1) Get Paul Allen to provide an escape route out of USC for Pete Carroll (somebody check to see if there have been any large wire transfers from central Florida to the Pacific Northwest).
    2) Dispatch Jack Del Rio to assume the role of Head Coach at USC. This ensures several seasons of (at best) mediocrity for the Trojans and alienates the fan base. Deprived of quality football in Southern California, fans will more accepting of a newly arrived NFL franchise.
    3) Sell 51% of the Jaguars to Ed Roski at a handsome profit.
    4) Apologize to all Jaguars fans when the new majority owner moves the team to the City of Industry. “I didn’t want to move the team, but there was nothing I could do about it.”
    Brilliant.

  20. @Chunky Soup …
    Did you check the other comments? You are sooooo late with that one.
    You may lose your title as King of the Bad Jokes.

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