When Tim Drevno was hired as running backs coach, it seemed an odd move, given that he was an offensive line coach and had not coached running backs for 20 years. But one theory going around Heritage Hall is that current USC offensive line coach Neil Callaway is going to retire after this season and will be replaced by Drevno.
Maybe Helton did not want to lose Drevno while he was available, since Michigan let him go after last season. Maybe it will also give Helton more time to find another running backs coach. Remember, he did not contact Drevno until a week before spring practice started, so he wasn’t exactly tearing it up on the running backs coaching search.