So I heard late Friday night that prior to promoting Seth Doege to tight ends coach, USC did ponder hiring Chris Claiborne as linebackers coach but that move was nixed by defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.
USC then offered the tight ends job to Prentice Gill, but Arizona State matched the Trojans’ offer of a three-year deal.
So at that point, USC took the easy route and simply promoted Doege.
Notice I say “USC” pondered or “USC” offered. That’s because I am not referring to Clay Helton.