Ed Orgeron had lost just one game since taking over as the USC Trojans’ head coach and defeated the then fourth-ranked Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night.
“I want to be the head coach at USC,” Orgeron said Monday during an appearance on ESPNU’s CFB Daily via Garry Paskwietz of ESPN.com. “I love being a head coach. I think that it’s something I’m able to do, and do well. And I want to be the head coach at USC when I get the chance. I think I can perform on a very high basis to do what the Trojan family wants me to do.”
The Trojans performance since Orgeron took over for Lane Kiffin has to make him a candidate, but most wonder if USC would try to hit a home run and hire a bigger name.
The Denver Broncos confirmed that their current interim head coach and defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, has interviewed for the job. Del Rio played for USC.
“It makes me proud,” Orgeron when told many support his case to be the head coach. “Obviously we’ve done a lot of work on our coaching staff with our players. We’re going to concentrate on Colorado and finish up our season the right way. I have full confidence Pat Haden will make the right decision.”
The Trojans will be in Colorado to take on the Buffaloes Saturday before wrapping up the regular season by hosting the UCLA Bruins on November 30.