USC has reached out to former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Kris Richard for the defensive coordinator’s position.
This is really a color-by-numbers search:
- Former USC player/coach Joe Barry
- Former USC player Ryan Nielsen
- Former USC player/graduate assistant Kris Richard
The Richard-Helton pairing is the one I’ve been waiting to hear about. Richard has a fiery demeanor that has rubbed some people the wrong way. He seems exactly the opposite of what Helton likes in an assistant coach.
I joked with a USC coach that if Richard gets the defensive coordinator’s job and Graham Harrell had a 20-second possession with three incomplete passes, you might see Richard body slam him in the pressbox.