Nov 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Ed Orgeron celebrates with fans at the end of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Stanford 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Orgeron on USC interviewing Jack Del Rio: ‘I really don’t care’


With the upset victory at home over Stanford on Saturday evening, the USC Trojans pushed their record to 5-1 under interim head coach Ed Orgeron. Orgeron took the team over after Athletic Director Pat Haden had decided that enough was enough with Lane Kiffin following getting embarrassed by Arizona State.

In the aftermath of Orgeron leading the team over one of the best in the conference, the cries for his permanent hire are growing by the minute. Even before beating the Cardinal, there were a lot of folks that wanted to former Ole Miss coach to take over on a more permanent basis.

Still, earlier this week, Haden interviewed Denver Broncos assistant–and former Trojan–Jack Del Rio. Del Rio has been one of the rumored names that are held in high regard by the USC administration since the day Kiffin was fired.

After the big win, Orgeron was asked about the interview and, according to Conquest Chronicles, he really doesn’t care:

“That’s the first that I’ve heard about that, and I really don’t care. I know he has a job to do, and I know he’s going to go out there and interview the best guys available for USC. My focus today is really celebrating our big win against Stanford, being with our coaches, doing the best job I can for USC and focusing on Colorado. That’s all I can do, and that’s really important to me. I’d rather be in this position … being with the Trojans, than being in any other position.”

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