Tony Dungy, USC coach? No, it's not happening, but the school reached out to Dungy's pastor to gauge his interest in the position.
Dungy, now an analyst for NBC's Football Night in America, said so on the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning. He also said that he has no interest in thinking about the USC job, namely because he's spent his coaching career in professional football.
"I coached for 28 years and loved it and had the best job in football working for Jim Irsay and coaching Peyton Manning," Dungy said of his time with the Indianapolis Colts. "And there was a time when it was just done and over with. So now I'm on to other things and first of all, I don't know anything about college football other than seeing it through my son's eyes and being there as a fan and a dad. College football is so different than the NFL."
"And that's what I think USC needs to do. They need to get a great college coach."
Dungy spent six years as coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and seven with the Colts, where he won the Super Bowl after the 2006 season. He listed Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, Vanderbilt's James Franklin and Boise State's Chris Peterson as good fits for the USC job. Or maybe USC should stick with Ed Orgeron, its interim coach? If Orgeron's style has already lifted spirits at USC and the Trojans win the remainder of their games, it's not incredibly crazy, right?