With the decision by USC administrators to fire coach Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning talk almost immediately began about who could replace that position on a permanent basis.

And it seems as though USC could look to the NFL (again).

That person could be a USC alum possibly Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio or Rams coach Jeff Fisher according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

"It would be shocking if Fisher even entertained the thought given where the Rams stand and the responsibilities he took on there (he is a Southern Cal guy but the Rams themselves could end up playing in LA at some point). Del Rio former Jags head coach will be a very hot name for many openings if his defense keeps this up and the school could approach him after the season. It's a job that has held allure for him in the past." -- La Canfora

This would continue a trend from USC to hire its head coaches with NFL experience. The last four coaches – Kiffin Pete Carroll Paul Hackett and John Robinson (the second time) -- all had NFL coaching experience before arriving at USC.