The Seattle Times reports Peter Sirmon will join the USC staff and coach linebackers. That means USC could have two Oregon Ducks on the staff when defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s buyout gets settled.
Here’s the current makeup of the coaching staff:
Wide receivers: Tee Martin; Running backs: Johnny Nansen; Defensive backs: Keith Heyward; Linebackers: Peter Sirmon.
Pending: Justin Wilcox (defensive coordinator); Tosh Lupoi (defensive line).
Nansen also coached defensive line at Washington and might have to do it for the bowl game because Ed Orgeron’s mentor, Pete Jenkins, also left the staff.
The first two Washington assistants to join the program will be defensive backs coach Keith Heyward and running backs coach Johnny Nansen. They will join USC wide receivers coach Tee Martin as the first three hires.
Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will come if his buyout is settled and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi will also be announced when USC pays his buyout.
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A Pac-12 player might transfer to USC after Steve Sarkisian was hired, according to sources. That would be one sign of the positive impact of the hiring.
I hear that Justin Wilcox is not the Huskies’ No. 1 choice even though he is interviewing today. That does not mean he will not get the job. Look at how USC always hires its third or fourth choices.
But if he does not get the Washington job, he will likely end up at USC as soon as that buyout can be settled.
A source tells me Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will interview for the Huskies coaching job today. Steve Sarkisian wants to bring Wilcox to USC. But I hear USC does not want to pay his $1 million buyout. Or at least the full amount.