OK, let’s take the pulse of the coaching staff search as Heritage Hall prepares to open next month.
Washington interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo has been offered an assistant coaching position at USC, if he wants it. Huskies defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will meet with Chris Petersen today. He also is up for the Boise State job and USC needs to resolve his $1 million buyout.th
Defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, who has a $410,000 buyout, could be a controversial choice for USC and has hit some resistance, according to sources, because of his past.
Now for the current USC coaches: We hear linebackers coach Mike Ekeler and offensive line coaches James Cregg and Mike Summers will not be back. Sarkisian made a run at UCLA assistant coach Adrian Klemm but he decided to sign a new contract with the Bruins.
Running backs coach Tommie Robinson probably won’t be back becuase Sarkisian hired Washington running backs coach Johnny Nansen. The status of special teams coach John Baxer is up in the air right now.