Lovie Smith's next step could include a move back to college football.
According to a report from the Mully and Hanley Show on 670 The Score, the former Bears head coach interviewed with USC for their vacant head coaching position last week.
Smith was fired by the Bears in December of 2012 and has since been sitting out during the 2013 NFL season. He previously coached at the college level before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their linebacker coach in 1996.
Update: Two hours after this, Lovie Smith's agent tweeted that Lovie did not have an interview at USC.
While USC would be an incredible opportunity, Lovie Smith did not interview for that opening. Any reports to the contrary are false.— Matt Smith (@Matt_Smith_IMG) October 14, 2013