The Seattle Times reported that Marquse Tuiasosopo turned down a similar spot with Washington and will join the USC coaching staff as tight ends coach. Steve Sarkisian said last week he wanted to hire Tuiasosopo in this role.
That leaves Justin Wilcox as the last Washington assistant and his hiring could finally be announced tomorrow.
The Trojans led by only three points (29-26) at halftime. Byron Wesley scored 20 points and J.T. Terrell added 18. If you went to the game and wanted something to eat at halftime, you got to wait in long lines because fewer concession stands were open.
At some point doesn’t USC need him to recruit? And meet recruits? Not just players like Hayes Pullard and Josh Shaw. But recruits that are considering USC.
Malik Marquetti, a 6-6 forward from Long Beach Millikan, has committed to USC. He is the nephew of former USC basketball player Leonel Marquetti. He spurned offers from UTEP, UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount.
Andy Enfield’s got another bum-of-the-month coming into Galen Center today. USC plays Howard, who is 3-12 and owns victories over powerhouses Washington College, Delaware State and the always dangerous Gwynedd-Mercy College.
We hear the departure of defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is leading to some hard feelings within the team from players upset over the lack of respect for the performance of the defense this season.
From Day 1, Justin Wilcox was offered the defensive coordinator’s job as he interviewed for the Boise State job and then waited for USC to negotiate his $1 million buyout. Now there is some talk Oregon might be interested.
But if this drags on much longer could it result in a player turning pro early because they are upset and not meeting their future defensive coordinator?
Oregon’s 247 site reports that the Ducks are interested in Justin Wilcox. Just when his future seemed settled too. If Wilcox went to Oregon, who would Steve Sarkisian call next? Clancy Pendergast?
Let’s pretend for arguments sake Marqise Lee might return next season. Would it make him more or less likely to come back knowing he has to learn a new offense? And that he might even have a new quarterback?