Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio, an All-American linebacker at USC, wore a blue and gold UCLA basketball jersey to his news conference Monday in tribute, and to pay off a debt, to former Bruin and current Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jones-Drew ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns, had a 93-yard kickoff return for a score and finished with 303 all-purpose yards in Jacksonville's 44-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
"The holes to run through were pretty big," said Jones-Drew, who had more all-purpose yards in a game than any rookie aside from Gale Sayers (336 in 1965), Jerry LeVias (329 in 1969) and Tim Brown (306 in 1988).
Del Rio wore a No. 1 Jordan Farmar jersey Monday to settle a bet with Jones-Drew regarding the winner of the UCLA-USC game. UCLA won 13-9.
Del Rio took off the UCLA jersey after a few minutes in front of television cameras, revealing a USC golf shirt.
"I fulfilled my obligation," he said. "I paid my debt, got that settled."