USC assistant coach Johnny Nansen is one of 53 coaches who are finalists for the Broyles Award, which goes to college football’s top assistant.
Nansen is well-liked and a friendly person so this is not about him. But why is anyone from USC a finalist? The staff’s reputation is finally becoming a well-known problem this season.
Nansen coaches the inside linebackers and is USC’s recruiting coordinator. USC’s recruiting class is currently ranked No. 30 by 247Sports.
Does this sound like the nation’s top assistant? Like I said this is not about Nansen. He is better than John Baxter and quite a few others. But it’s an odd time for a USC coach to be nominated.