Anthony Lynn relocated to Detroit this offseason, doing so after a four-year stay with the Los Angeles Chargers. The longtime NFL coach would be interested in moving back to L.A., should a rather notable opportunity emerge.
USC boosters have reached out to Lynn about the school’s head-coaching vacancy, according to Jim Trotter of NFL.com. While no official contact between the parties has taken place, Trotter adds Lynn would be interested in the high-profile college position.
Lynn, 52, has been an NFL lifer, playing eight seasons as a running back before breaking into coaching the year he retired (2000). He has not skipped an NFL season since, but he planned to this year after the Chargers fired him in January. The Lions hired Lynn as their offensive coordinator soon after his Bolts ouster, and he has returned to a play-calling role.
Eric Bieniemy joined Lynn on the USC radar, while speculation has linked Urban Meyer to the job — to the point the Jaguars HC has needed to deny rumors about him returning to the college ranks. Bieniemy would join Lynn in being interested, but he obviously did not indicate this publicly. It is also unclear if either would take the job if it meant leaving their current post before season’s end. That would almost certainly be necessary.