From what I hear within the program, it’s 50-50 USC’s coaching staff has another depature in the next few weeks.
Regarding the departure of tight ends coach John David Baker, I think job security was a primary issue.
He was close to Graham Harrell, not Lane Kiffin. But Kiffin has a long-term contract.
USC coaches don’t know what the future holds. And they know Clay Helton would fire them in a heartbeat to save himself.
Donte Williams is in a different position. He makes $900,000 and signed a three-year contract. And his recruiting ability makes him a natural to survive coaching changes.
One irony of Williams’ recruiting prowess is that if he has NFL aspirations, he is less valuable because there is recruiting.