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Report: USC Contacts Herm About Job Opening

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Over the weekend, I passed along some rumors that had been floating around regarding the head coach opening at USC and Herm Edwards. A few folks thought the former Chiefs head coach would be a candidate at USC.

Today, those rumors are turning into reports.

Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News reports USC has contacted Herm regarding the job.

"USC also contacted former Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards, who was recommended by Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross, who previously worked under athletic director Mike Garrett at USC," the report says.

"Edwards might be the most controversial choice because of his primarily NFL background."

While I think Herm has the ability to walk into living rooms across the country and recruit the top high school athletes, I do wonder if he could still be successful doing everything the "right way". The perception of Herm is one who seemingly does things the "right way", and college football is a bend-the-rules job at times, so that would be one concern I would have.

Other NFLers interested include Jack Del Rio, currently head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher reportedly said he wasn't interested.

Herm appears on 810 WHB on Monday mornings so I'll see if he was asked about these reports.