USC has officially announced its remaining coaching staff changes today:
Outside Linebackers: Joe DeForest
Inside Linebackers: Johnny Nansen
Offensive line: Tim Drevno
Wide Receivers: Keary Colbert
Tight Ends: John Baxter
REACTION: I previously wrote about DeForest getting promoted from defensive analyst. Nansen did outside linebackers last season and will do inside next season. I’m not really sure what his expertise would be for either.
Colbert to wide receivers is a good move because he played the position. Drevno was already coaching the offensive line after Neil Callaway got fired with mixed results and wasn’t a world beater when he coached them under Steve Sarkisian in 2014.
Why is Baxter coaching tight ends again? He did it two years ago when Cary Angeline transferred and said Baxter never spoke to him to try and keep him at USC. Angeline is now at North Carolina State.
I guess coaching special teams is not enough for Baxter.
Remember how Lynn Swann, the incompetent athletic director, compared USC to the sweeping changes made at Notre Dame? This is not exactly change you can believe in.