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Lane Kiffin doesn't plan on hiring offensive coordinator at USC

The USC head coach has a full staff and cannot make any additional hires, per NCAA rules.


USC head coach Lane Kiffin said on Sunday that he does not plan to hire an offensive coordinator to help him with the play-calling duties.

Throughout the regular season, Kiffin had indicated that he may relegate some of those duties to an assistant in order to focus more on game management. Currently, Kennedy Polamalu is listed as the Trojans' offensive coordinator, but does not take part in the play-calling.

USC is planning on replacing Monte Kiffin, who is going to resign from his role as assistant head coach after the upcoming Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech. Current defensive coordinator Ed Orgeron is expected to assume that title. The Trojans will likely search the outside ranks for a replacement at the defensive coordinator spot.

Per NCAA rules, USC's staff would be full at that point, and they would not be allowed to add another assistant coach. There was some speculation that former California head coach Jeff Tedford could join the staff in some capacity, but that appears to no longer be a possibility.