Clay Helton is going to promote Bryan Ellis to quarterbacks coach, according to multiple reports. Ellis was already on the staff, previously worked at Western Kentucky and called pass plays in the Cotton Bowl.
So in that sense, it is not a surprising move. Maybe the surprising part is that athletic director Lynn Swann is allowing it. Or that Tee Martin, a former quarterback, is not going to be moved to quarterbacks coach. As usual with USC, many questions arise from a coaching hire.