In the wake of a report that USC has sent him a contract offer, Jags coach Jack Del Rio spoke about the situation to Channel 4 in Jacksonville on Tuesday morning.
Del Rio is due to meet with Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver today. Many believe Del Rio already would have been fired but for a $15 million buyout.
Del Rio played college football at USC. Though not initially believed to be a viable candidate, Del Rio’s star has ascended after guys like Jeff Fisher, Mike Riley, Chris Petersen, and Steve Sarkisian opted not to wheel a mop bucket behind Pete Carroll.
Meanwhile, one league source has expressed to us skepticism regarding the report that a contract offer was sent to Del Rio on Monday. “He’s got the same agent as [Brian] Billick and [Bill] Cowher,” the source said. “Think of all the useless rumors that have been started by the guy. It sounds like another B.S. story intended to pressure Weaver.”
Either way, things should get interesting today.