The List

These members of the 1984 USC football program, which won the Rose Bowl, became NFL head coaches.

Dave Wannstedt: head coach of the Bears, Dolphins and Pitt
Norv Turner: head coach of the Raiders, Chargers (and Redskins)
Chuck Pagano: head coach of the Colts
Jack Del Rio (player): head coach of the Jaguars

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  • Trojan 70

    Let’s also not forget Mike Holmgren, now Pres. of the Browns, who was a Trojan from 1966-70 and a QB on 1967 Nat. champeenship team. Right Bucket and Lob, how may of those do the baby blue brubabes have?

  • norcaltroy

    Norval also HC for Redskins, no?

  • 420phototron

    Redskins didnt know how well they had it with Norv Turner. Dan Snyder’s first of many blunders.

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here

    #swaglist

  • Edward

    Did Holmgren earn a letter in football at USC? Born to coach.

  • Trojan 70

    Ed – he earned a letter. He played but did not fit the mold of a USC quarterbck in those days. It was tailback U then and Steve Sogge, Toby Paige, and Jimmy Jones basically handed off the whoever was rushing for a 100 yds per game back then. He was a drop back, pro type QB. McKay probably recruited him so he wouldn’t go either Cal or Stanford.

  • USC owns the Rose Bowl

    The MORE important list (We already know Trojans find success in the NFL) is how many has UCLA put in the NFL?!?!?!
    LOL
    Mediocre on though…

  • Jethro Sabbath

    Terry Donahue did manage to take the 49ers from the elite level of NFL teams to complete obscurity on his watch.

  • http://http:://www.yahoo.com BruinRob

    How any USC coaches have won have gone on to the NFL and won a Super Bowl?

  • .mownyc

    Joe Gibbs

  • Jethro Sabbath

    Who asked that question, BruinRob or Tarzan?

  • http://www.yahoo.com BruinRob

    @ SUC Owns, more important list should be the percentage of usc and UCLA players that go on to the NFL and become permanent fixtures on the bench or permanently attached to their clip board – USC wins that battle, hands down!! Other than Clay Matthews and Troy PaloMalo no trOJan has done crap in the NFL…the only time former trOJans get on the headlines is being caught using steroids, and being arrested for drunk driving, domestic violence, armed robbery, conspiring to hire a hitman to kill your wife’s “Sancho” and having police chase for two hours after slashing the throat of two people….did I miss anything?

  • BruinRob

    @ SUC Owns, a more important list should be that of the percentage of usc and UCLA players that go on to the NFL, and become permanent fixtures on the bench, or permanently attached to their clip boards – USC wins that battle, hands down!!

    Other than Clay Matthews and Troy PaloMalo no trOJan has done crap in the NFL…the only time former trOJans get on the headlines is because they were caught using steroids, or being arrested for drunk driving, domestic violence, armed robbery, conspiring to hire a hitman to kill his wife’s “Sancho” (the other man) and having police chase him for two hours after slashing the throat of two people….did I miss anything?