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Why Del Rio won't ditch Denver in-season

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07:26 AM ET 10.01 | Jack Del Rio isn't likely be leaving the Broncos during this NFL season, but it's not about his contract. It's his moral conscience. Del Rio, the Broncos' defensive coordinator, likely will eventually become a leading candidate for the Southern California head coaching position that opened Sunday with the firing of Lane Kiffin. The position has been filled on a temporary basis by longtime assistant coach Ed Orgeron. Del Rio has told people inside Broncos headquarters that his moral standards would never allow him to leave the team until his obligation is finished at season's end. He is in the final year of his two-year contract with the Broncos. Although Broncos sources have said they would not allow Del Rio to break his contract, that binding agreement technically only prevents him from joining another NFL team.

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October 1, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Help get the horses deep into the playoffs, the recruits will eat it up, then come Home to lead the Trojans back into the National Title Picture. The home fires are burning Jack.

October 1, 2013  08:04 AM ET

A good and honest man unlike Saban and Petrino. I think he really wants an NFL head coaching job.

October 1, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Help get the horses deep into the playoffs, the recruits will eat it up, then come Home to lead the Trojans back into the National Title Picture. The home fires are burning Jack."

Be careful what you wish for ICE. Those are my EXACT words before ND hired Charlie Weis from the Patriots.

October 1, 2013  08:45 AM ET

I think theres a more likelihood Del Rio ends up with the Texans, Cowboys, or Jets than the trojans. There's going to be a bunch of jobs available in the NFL, and with peyton making DR look good, he'll be much in demand. Jets, Bucs, Buffalo, Minn, Dallas, Houston all have coaches on their way out.

when the cowbots/texans job opens up, with the talent they have, they'll want an established coach like DR thats coached in the NFL before and is having offensive success (like he is with denver now).

October 1, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Help get the horses deep into the playoffs, the recruits will eat it up, then come Home to lead the Trojans back into the National Title Picture. The home fires are burning Jack.

USC needs a younger hipper coach, either one versed in the PAC 12 (like Riley) or a good young NFL assistant. Del Rio's from a by-gone age of football.

October 1, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Be careful what you wish for ICE. Those are my EXACT words before ND hired Charlie Weis from the Patriots.

Understood Gari. The difference here is, Del Rio has HC experience. I do not believe Weiss did when he took the job in south bend.

October 1, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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USC needs a younger hipper coach, either one versed in the PAC 12 (like Riley) or a good young NFL assistant. Del Rio's from a by-gone age of football.

I respect your opinion although I don't necessarily agree with it. USC is a premier program and a destination job with tons of exposure. Younger hipper works at some places but I would hesitate to make that the determining criteria at a premier program.

October 1, 2013  08:59 AM ET

SC is not going anywhere this year anyway, so name an assistance coach as head coach for the rest of the season and let Jack have a chance to get another ring and then hire him as your coach.

October 1, 2013  09:00 AM ET

College HC position is all about your tolerance for recruiting adolescents, many of whom have entitlement issues, and then trying to coach them as they grow up.
Many NFL coaches are not interested in that role.
Is Del Rio?

October 1, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Understood Gari. The difference here is, Del Rio has HC experience. I do not believe Weiss did when he took the job in south bend.

You are correct, Ice.
I had the same thoughts about Weis, then watched him fumble the HC role, and also alienate his peers in the ND Administration with a rude attitude.
Del Rio looks to be a lot smoother.

October 1, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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and with peyton making DR look good, he'll be much in demand.

OK, I'm confused.....the article says DR is the defensive coordinator. Is that a typo? If not, he shouldn't be getting the credit for Manning's offensive prowess.


What am I missing here?

October 1, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Help get the horses deep into the playoffs, the recruits will eat it up, then come Home to lead the Trojans back into the National Title Picture. The home fires are burning Jack.

Already a difference from Laney. LK would drop the bronco like a burning bag of dog ****. Mid-season or whatever. LK thinks that " conscience" has something to do with the science of the con artist.

October 1, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You are correct, Ice.I had the same thoughts about Weis, then watched him fumble the HC role, and also alienate his peers in the ND Administration with a rude attitude.Del Rio looks to be a lot smoother.

No reason not to like him for the job. He's an Alumn. Played in the NFL, successful HC in the NFL, now the DC for one of the best teams in football. Has the name recognition and pedigree the kids love, and has the experience the administration loves. Hard to imagine a better fit.

October 1, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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OK, I'm confused.....the article says DR is the defensive coordinator. Is that a typo? If not, he shouldn't be getting the credit for Manning's offensive prowess. What am I missing here?

His defense gets Manning back on the field for more snaps...

October 1, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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His defense gets Manning back on the field for more snaps...

And the offense makes the other team play from behind all the time. Two way street.

October 1, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

His defense gets Manning back on the field for more snaps...

Bit of a stretch, don't you think?

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October 1, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Bit of a stretch, don't you think?

not really, in the NFL, college too, the only way to keep a high powered O off the field is to eat clock, a good defense won't let you do that...

 
October 1, 2013  10:03 AM ET

the real reason for Peyton's success is twofold:
1) the donkeys went and got him personnel who can block and catch
2) Peyton

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