North Texas quarterback Mason Fine said at Conference USA media day that his new offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder is preparing him for the NFL
“He is teaching me a lot of things for the next level, NFL wise,” Fine said.
This is interesting because the USC peanut gallery acts like nobody could possibly learn anything more than being coached by Graham Harrell, who came to USC from North Texas.
Reeder came to North Texas from Eastern Washington.
- No one cares but USC coach Caryl Smith-Gilbert seems to get rid of at least one assistant coach every season. She has had four-or-five jumps/multi-event coaches in six years.
Carjay Lyles, who was hired last July, lasted less than a year. But it looks like this departure came with a price.
- Ayden Owens, the Pac-12 freshman of the year, and one of the top NCAA decathletes in the nation, is transferring to Michigan.
Owens was recruited by USC assistant Sheldon Blockberger, who got fired by Smith-Gilbert. Then he was coached by Lyles, who was removed last month. So he would have had his third multi-events coach next year.
“The multi position at USC was just a little too unstable,” Owens said. “For my long-term success, I felt like I needed one decathlon coach who could really get me to the next level, and I felt like USC wasn’t really the best place for that.”
It’s a big blow for a men’s team that struggled last season and needs all the help it can get.