Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Imposters contacted coaching contacts about vacancy on behalf of USC

The University of Southern California Trojans are in need of a new football coach and apparently some imposters have taken it upon themselves to lead the search.

Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday, Tony Dungy said that he had been contacted by USC about its head coaching vacancy, which the school has since issued a statement saying that isn't true.

USC has been alerted that individuals posing as USC representatives made overtures to two coaches regarding the Trojans’ head coaching position.

In one instance, a person falsely identifying himself as a high-ranking member of the USC athletic department attempted to make contact several times with the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff to discuss the Trojan job.  That person has been identified by USC and appropriate action is being taken.

In another, someone claiming to represent USC reached out to a contact of former NFL head coach and current NBC broadcaster Tony Dungy, who said on today’s Dan Patrick Show that he had no interest in the Trojan job.  That person, again not a representative of USC, also has been identified and USC is in the process of contacting that individual.

“Tony’s discussion on the radio today of being contacted by USC was a complete surprise to us,” USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said.  “So were the calls made to the Broncos.  I can assure you no authorized representative of USC or our athletic department made these calls.


This coaching search just got exponentially more interesting.

Via College Football Talk

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