Mike Bohn is going to make the call on who USC hires as defensive coordinator, not Clay Helton. But you might be surprised who else is involved in the coaching search.
Although long-time administrator Steve Lopes has been under criticism, I hear he is playing a role in the hiring of the new defensive coordinator.
Whether or not he remains at USC in the longer term, it appears Bohn thinks he has some value to play in the search for the defensive coordinator. The one thing I do hear is Clay Helton is playing little or no role in the hiring.
- Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood announced he will return for his senior season.
- USC director of football operations Sam Curtis has resigned to take a similar position at Memphis.