Some tragic news today as USC inside receivers coach Dave Nichol died this morning. He was 45. According to sources, Nichol had been battling cancer since December.
I’m told USC coach Lincoln Riley flew Nichol back to Texas so he could be with his family before he passed away.
Nichol had coached at Mississippi State, Washington State, East Carolina, Arizona, Baylor and Texas Tech. He and Riley coached together at East Carolina.
USC previously announced Luke Huard would fill in for Nichol at inside receivers coach.
“We are heartbroken and devastated,” Riley said in a statement. “Dave was such a tremendous human being and a fantastic football coach. He absolutely loved the game and constantly poured his heart and soul into his teams. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. We, as a program, look forward to playing and coaching for him as we move forward.”