Lincoln Riley's staff at USC is reportedly complete
Though USC has yet to officially announce any of Lincoln Riley’s staff members, the 10-man assistant coaching staff appears to be set for the Trojans.
Reported defensive line coach Shaun Nua and reported running backs coach Kiel McDonald have both updated their Twitter profiles in recent days to reflect their departures from Michigan and Utah, respectively. Now it’s all USC. And with things still subject to change, Riley has seemingly put the finishing touches on his first staff.
Ryan Kartje of the Los Angeles Times shared what things look like, as of right now:
Looks like — for the moment, at least — Lincoln Riley’s USC staff is complete:
OC/OL: Josh Henson
RB: Kiel McDonald
iWR: Dave Nichols
oWR: Dennis Simmons
TE/ST: Zach Hanson
DC: Alex Grinch
DL: Shaun Nua
OLB/EDGE: Roy Manning
ILB: Brian Odom
DB: Donte Williams
— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) January 8, 2022
Alex Grinch, Dennis Simmons, Roy Manning, and Brian Odom are coaches brought over to USC from Riley’s staff at Oklahoma. Donte Williams, an ace recruiter on the West Coast, is the lone holdover from the previous USC regime.
Henson was the offensive line coach at Texas A&M this past season. Dave Nichol coached the inside receivers at Mississippi State. Riley has held two wideout coaches on his staff before at Oklahoma; Simmons will handle the outside receivers. Zach Hanson spent last season as Tulsa’s offensive line coach but will join the Trojans in a different capacity. He coached special teams and tight ends while an assistant at North Carolina.