Scott Wolf just reported that USC has sent a contract to Jack Del Rio. The news is just in, and I couldn't be happier. He doesn't have the recruiting ties to the area. A great move, considering the alternatives, for our Bruins. It sure beats DW or someone else that has ties to area coaches and programs. I expect him to keep a few guys based on reputation, but I think our coaching staff will open some doors with the recruits. Now go get em CRN.
UPDATE (N): Just breaking:
According to an unattributed report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the newspaper said USC presented a formal offer to Del Rio -- who played linebacker at USC but has never coached in college -- on Monday.
"All of those things are manufactured," Del Rio, who played at USC from 1981-84, told WJXT of Jacksonville. "The only thing I can tell you is I've been busy working on the Jaguars for 2010. We're busy at work, trying to build this thing strong."
Doesn't seem like an out right denial to me. Still fun to watch this unfold. GO BRUINS.