Former USC linebacker Jack Del Rio went on the Will Cain Show today and had this to say about his interest in being the Trojans’ coach.
“I love USC. I think it’s one of the top tier programs in the country. I’m fully supportive of Coach Helton. I’m supporing him. I’m not undermining him.
“If and when there was ever was anything, yeah I would be interested. I’m not looking to supplant anybody.”
With support like this, Helton better look over his shoulder.
- Former USC defensive end Oluwole Betiku, who transferred to Illinois, leads the nation in sacks with 2.5 per game.
Wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe, who also transferred to Illinois, caught two touchdown passes last weekend for the Illini.
- Former USC tailback Al Carmichael, a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame who scored the first touchdown in American Football League history, died Saturday. He was 90.
Carmichael was the seventh pick in the first round of the NFL draft. He and quarterback Rudy Bukich connected for the only touchdown of the game as USC defeated Wisconsin, 7-0, in the 1953 Rose Bowl.
His nickname was Al “Hoagy” Carmichael.