Austin Clark, who was a USC graduate assistant in 2017 and spent this past season at Illinois as defensive line coach, could replace Kenechi Udeze as USC’s new defensive line coach according to FootballScoop.com.
What a revealing piece of news. This means Clancy Pendergast is in charge of hiring defensive coaches. He didn’t want Clark to leave last year and tried to keep him. And he knows Clark will defer to him. It’s not like hiring an Ed Orgeron, who is going to coach his way and maybe question things when they go sideways.
Pendergast (and Clay Helton) prefer yes men.
With Kliff Kingsbury reportedly on campus today, the offense might a revamp. But the defense looks status quo with Pendergast hiring his boys. Great!