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Anthony Lynn Clears the Air on USC Coaching Rumors

Isaiah De Los Santos
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn has addressed the USC head coaching rumors involving him.
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn has addressed the USC head coaching rumors involving him. / Leon Halip/Getty Images
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Every time USC's football program is in need of a new head coach, great play-callers at the collegiate and professional level are always rumored to be in the running. That's the case with current Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, who's reportedly a top target by the university's boosters.

The Lions' OC spoke up on the rumors involving him ahead of his team's Week 4 game.

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Lynn said that his focus is "1 million percent" in Detroit. He's honored to have people around the program suggesting he should throw his hat in the ring, though it doesn't sound like something he's considering.

"My sister graduated from USC. I have half my family’s in California. A lot of guys I played with went to USC, so of course those guys have talked to me and that’s flattering."

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This could all be a smokescreen. He's obviously not going to publicly declare his interest while being employed by the Lions to run their offense. Still, it could be hard for the current coordinator to turn down that opportunity if it was offered.

Lynn first served as an offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills in 2016 before being hired by the Los Angeles Chargers. The team only made the playoffs once in four years, though, and he was canned this offseason.

Turning Detroit's offense around would certainly boost Lynn's profile around the league again and open up more possibilities for the 52-year-old. But, running one of the most high-profile college programs in the country would be a dream job hard to pass up.


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