Johnny Nansen was listed in last year’s USC Football Media Guide as Asst Head Coach/Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator.
This year he is referred to as Inside Linebackers/Defensive Run Game Coordinator.
Former USC WR Darrell Rideaux says Nansen as now “sharing the defensive coordinator duties” with Clancy Pendergast (who now has the Asst Head Coach label). Are Pendergast and Nansen really sharing DC duties? Is this really true? The answer to that question might be complicated.
There is no reference in the 2019 Media Guide designating who the current Recruiting Coordinator is.
Two complete pages of small print are devoted to the biographical sketch of Clay Helton, whose contract was extended following the 2017 season until 2023. Regarding the 2018 season, here’s the coverage: “He was 5-7 in 2018, with a win over No. 19 Colorado. His 2018 Trojans, which featured young players in key positions, were 5-7 overall, with the last four losses all by seven points or less, and went 4-5 in Pac-12 play.”
(It’s hard to believe the Buffaloes were ever ranked as high as No. 19, but CU won its first five games in 2018, with victories over NEB, UCLA, and ASU before rolling off seven straight losses and the firing of Mike MacIntyre, who was hired on Dec. 10, 2012 to coach the Buffs.)
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