Report: USC Sends Jack Del Rio a Contract

Paul PeszkoSenior Writer IJanuary 12, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 06:  Head coach Jack Del Rio of the Jacksonville Jaguars watches the play during the game against the Houston Texans at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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This just in: Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News, who broke the story of Pete Carroll's resignation yesterday, has reported USC has sent Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, Jack Del Rio, a contract to be the next head coach at USC.

Del Rio, an all-American linebacker at USC and MVP of the 1985 Rose Bowl, is meeting with Jaguars officials Tuesday morning to determine his coaching status in Jacksonville. He has $15 million remaining on his contract.

Del Rio spent 11 seasons as a linebacker in the NFL. He was an assistant coach with the Saints and the Ravens. In 2001, he became the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. He became the second head coach of the Jaguars in 2003, succeeding the fired Tom Coughlin.

Apparently, the USC board of trustees is in a rush to get its head coaching vacancy filled and assemble a staff in order to keep the team's recruits together.

But shouldn't the board have waited until after Del Rio's meeting with the Jaguars?  

The board may have to find a way to compensate him for the $15 million, depending on what the Jaguars decide to do now that a deal is on the table.

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