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Lovie Smith says he did not interview with USC

Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reacts to play against the Detroit Lions during 2nd Half of a game at Ford Field. Bears won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports


Earlier, it was reported that former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith had interviewed for the vacant USC coaching job. However, it looks like that may not be the case.

Smith told Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, via Pro Football Talk, that he was taken aback by CBS’s Jason La Canfora’s report that he had interviewed for the job. Smith reportedly told Glazer that he absolutely did not interview for the job, and that he has no interest in the job.

The USC Trojans head coaching position is considered one of the best jobs in all of college football, and it is believed USC wants a big-name head coach. The position was previously held by Lane Kiffin, who was fired after the Trojans opened the season at 3-2. Ed Orgeron is currently USC’s interim coach.

It was also previously reported that former NFL head coaches Tony Dungy and Jack Del Rio were interviewed for the position. However, it was later revealed that both had been contacted by an imposter posing to be a USC representative.

At this point, any USC head coaching news should probably be taken with a grain of salt.

Topics: Lovie Smith, University Of Southern California

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