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NCAA: Jack Del Rio Emerges as Favorite to be USC Trojans Coach
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NCAA: Jack Del Rio Emerges as Favorite to be USC Trojans Coach

Sep 30 2013, 10:16pm CDT | by

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has emerged as a favorite to succeed Lane Kiffin as USC Trojans mentor.

Could Jack Del Rio possibly be the next USC Trojans head football coach?Del Rio, who is currently the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator, hasn't left Denver yet and is highly vouched for by his...

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NCAA: Jack Del Rio Emerges as Favorite to be USC Trojans Coach

Sep 30 2013, 10:16pm CDT | by

NCAA: Jack Del Rio Emerges as Favorite to be USC Trojans Coach Photo Credit: Getty Images

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has emerged as a favorite to succeed Lane Kiffin as USC Trojans mentor.

Could Jack Del Rio possibly be the next USC Trojans head football coach?

Del Rio, who is currently the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator, hasn't left Denver yet and is highly vouched for by his boss, Broncos coach John Fox. According to Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today Sports, Fox quipped Del Rio is "definitely qualified" to take on the Trojans job.

Jones points out there are several Internet rumors saying Del Rio was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport but Fox promptly refuted these hearsays. 

He said,"He wasn't at LAX. I was actually with him at Del Frisco's when that came out."

Del Frisco's is an "upscale steakhouse," per Jones, who adds he and Fox go a long way back, dating to their days with the Carolina Panthers when Fox was the head coach and he was defensive coordinator.

The Denver Post reported on September 30 that Del Rio will work through the 2013 NFL season and finish his contract with the Broncos, virtually ending speculation he will leave for USC anytime soon.  

The report cites two Broncos sources who said "the team would not allow Del Rio out of his contract until it expires in February." Even if he doesn't get the USC job, he will still be a strong candidate for other NFL head coaching jobs that will be open.

The Trojans fired Kiffin on Sunday, less than six hours after the team lost 62-41 to the Arizona State Sun Devils. USC athletic director Pat Haden consulted with his advisers and made the decision after the Sun Devils scored 28 unanswered points in the third quarter. 

USC was 3-2 when Kiffin, who finished 28-15 overall, was dismissed. 

 

 

 
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Coordinator's Corner: A familiar foe

Oct 30 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: denver broncos

With Sunday marking the Broncos' sixth game against the Patriots in less than three years, Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase have become well acquainted with the challenges New England prese ...
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Coordinator's Corner: A familiar foe

Oct 30 2014 7:09pm CDT | Source: denver broncos

With Sunday marking the Broncos' sixth game against the Patriots in less than three years, Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase have become well acquainted with the challenges New England presents ...
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Broncos vs. Patriots: Breaking Down Denver's Game Plan

Oct 30 2014 6:49pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, Everything we know

Oct 26 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: milehighreport

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Oct 26 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: milehighreport

Not that the weather would matter, but early indications seem to point to a mild day/evening next Sunday when the Broncos meet the Patriots. There's only a 10% chance of rain with winds projected to reach no higher than 18 miles per hour. Hmm, 18, perhaps the weather forecast is trying to tell us something? Manning could set another record in the house that Tony Eason built At this moment, Peyton Manning is 173-74 during his career in the NFL. One more victory puts ...
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Chargers vs. Broncos: Breaking Down Denver's Game Plan

Oct 23 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Denver Broncos have a short turnaround this week. After beating up the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, the Broncos have no time to relax as the San Diego Chargers come to town for a Week 8 showdown. For the second week in a row, the Broncos achieved perfect balance on offense. In the game against the New York Jets, Denver had 33 passing attempts and 33 rushing attempts. In the game against the 49ers, they had 27 passing attempts and 27 rushing attempts. F ...
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Ultimate Fan(s) Guide: Charged up, ready for a beatdown of epic proportions

Oct 23 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: milehighreport

It’s a short week, there's going to be a solar eclipse, and it's a Thursday night game - a trifecta of anomalies. But this is a whole new Broncos team, and anomalies do not phase us. Just ask our Ultimate Fans who both predict sheer dominance by the Orange and Blue. That's right - fans, plural. For this much-anticipated San Diego thrashing, we’ve got two fans – Arimaris and FloydBoyd – to hel ...
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Broncos vs. Chargers: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, channel, odds, and more

Oct 22 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: milehighreport

Game time! The Denver Broncos (5-1) will host the San Diego Chargers (5-2) in Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season on October 23, 2014 on Thursday Night Football on CBS and the NFL Network. Kickoff at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is set for 6:26 p.m. Mile High time (MDT). The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers boast two of the premiere quarterbacks in the NFL right now, and according to Denver's defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, preparing for Philip Riv ...
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Coordinators' Corner: Ground battle will be key

Oct 22 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: denver broncos

The ground game will be an important factor both on offense and defense, and Jack Del Rio is looking for the pass rush to improve ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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