It has generally been assumed when USC hires a new coach, Donte Williams will be retained as an assistant coach.
Williams is an excellent recruiter and the USC administration likes him, so it was no stretch to think he would remain.
But a Pac-12 coach told me this weekend he doesn’t think a lot of coaching candidates would keep Williams.
“A strong coach won’t want him,” the Pac-12 coach. “They are going to think he will be a potential snitch for the administration, always telling them what’s going on. They can’t keep him.
“A new coach will want his own guys.”