Sep 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California interim head coach Ed Orgeron and athletic director Pat Haden talk after the press conference at John McKay Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

USC AD Pat Haden says Ed Orgeron is a candidate

On Monday, USC Trojans’ interim head coach Ed Orgeron told ESPNU’s CFB Daily that he would love if the interim label were lifted and he became USC’s full time head coach.

On Wednesday, USC athletic director Pat Haden made it clear the Orgeron was a candidate and told reporters Orgeron had a lot of support, saying he received “136 pro-Coach O e-mails” Wednesday and that “doesn’t count the tweets, letters and phone calls.”

Orgeron has been gaining support since he got the job. On Monday, Orgeron said that the support “makes him proud” and he has “full confidence Pat Haden will make the right decision.”

“My job is to find the best coach of USC, not just for this year, for five or six or eight games or next year, but hopefully for five, 10 or 15 years,” Haden told ESPN’s Garry Paskwietz . “The good news is we had a lot of time to think about this thing and to really open the universe to potential opportunities because this is a really good job.”

“We’re going to go through this process we have and, at the end of the day, I think we’ll have a rational decision,” Haden added.

The Trojans have reportedly already interviewed Denver Broncos’  defensive coordinator and current interim head coach Jack Del Rio.

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