JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It could be an interesting week ahead as Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio meets with team owner Wayne Weaver to review the season. Del Rio also could be a candidate for the head coaching job at USC.
First Coast News Sports Director Dan Hicken reports that Del Rio's name has surfaced as a candidate to replace Pete Carroll at USC. Carroll is reportedly headed back to the NFL to become the new coach of the Seattle Seahawks.
Hicken says there are reports that Del Rio is "very interested" in returning to his alma mater, where he earned All-America honors as a linebacker.
Oregon State reportedly is set to offer coach Mike Riley a lifetime contract and Tennessee Coach Jeff Fisher has told the media in Nashville he wants to stay with the Titans. The developments would leave Del Rio as perhaps the leading candidate at USC.
Del Rio has 3 years and $15 million left on his contract with the Jaguars. Both Del Rio and Weaver have said the team must be in the postseason next year. Weaver has said that the last 7 years have been average.
"This could get real interesting in the next couple of days," said Hicken.
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