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Coaching searches have always taken on lives of their own, never more so than in today's rapid-fire information age. You cannot always believe everything you read or hear as the lines between facts and fiction are constantly blurred.
 
USC's football head coaching vacancy is the latest example of this.
 
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.
 
"As I said last week, we will not comment on every name that comes out. It would be a disservice to our players and coaches, who are devoting everything they have into the remainder of our season.  We have a head coach right now in Ed Orgeron.  We have not offered the job to anyone."

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Scott Wolf (LA Daily News) reports that the contacts were made by representatives of the search firm engaged by AD Haden? Is this true? And if so isn't the contact made on USC's behalf?

And OJ is still looking for the real killers! Cheat on!

LMAO! Dude, you're making SC look even worse w/this article.

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