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Report: USC interviews Lovie Smith

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Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith has been identified as a candidate to become the next head coach at the University of Southern California.

Smith has interviewed with USC for its head coaching position, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS. According to La Canfora, USC is also very interested in former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden, but that interest is apparently not reciprocated. University of Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian, a former USC assistant, is also believed to be a candidate for the job.

Smith has no connections to USC and hasn’t coached in college since 1995, when he was the defensive backs coach at Ohio State. Still, he’s a well-known coach who has taken a team to the Super Bowl, so it’s easy to see why USC would be interested.

USC is currently being led by interim head coach Ed Orgeron, and the Trojans are 3-1 with Orgeron at the helm. Lane Kiffin was fired after starting the season 3-2.

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9 Responses to “Report: USC interviews Lovie Smith”
  1. fumblenuts says: Nov 3, 2013 10:53 AM

    The Glazers better wake up……………..

  2. 21stnprime says: Nov 3, 2013 10:57 AM

    They should keep Orgeron as HC. He has earned it.

  3. ttommytom says: Nov 3, 2013 11:02 AM

    This would be a coup for USC.

    Players coach, everyone respects?

    I’d play for him yesterday…

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 3, 2013 11:30 AM

    Don’t do it, Lovie!

  5. realfootballfan says: Nov 3, 2013 11:43 AM

    Lovie’s a good coach, but I can’t see him going into living rooms to get recruits. It’s the same reason I could never see Jon Gruden ever making that leap after coaching professionals. The only time this reverse move works seems to be when the coach had limited success in the pros, which it’s safe to say Lovie and Gruden didn’t have a problem with.

  6. ocdn says: Nov 3, 2013 12:04 PM

    Fight on!

  7. kingpel says: Nov 3, 2013 12:10 PM

    Lovie Smith needs to come back to Tampa, Florida.

  8. mlmeier says: Nov 3, 2013 12:14 PM

    well it’s about time that somebody hire him.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 3, 2013 2:26 PM

    Lovie has no desire to coach college. He wants to be a head coach in the NFL.

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