USC nearing agreement to hire Texas A&M assistant as new offensive line coach, per report
Lincoln Riley is putting together a strong team of assistant coaches in LA.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, USC is expected to hire Texas A&M offensive line coach Josh Henson to be the next Trojan line coach.
Sources: USC is set to hire Texas A&M OL coach Josh Henson as the school’s new offensive line coach. Henson has extensive offensive line experience at Oklahoma State and Missouri and prior coordinator experience.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 20, 2021
Henson, per 247Sports, is also expected to have a dual title on Riley’s staff. He’ll get a co-offensive coordinator tag. It’s a role similar to the one he held when he was at Missouri from 2013-15.
The Tuttle, Oklahoma, native and Oklahoma State alum got his start in coaching at his alma mater in 1999 as a grad assistant for the Cowboys. Then from 2001-04, he served as the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator for the Pokes. He followed Les Miles to LSU, then landed at Missouri, then in 2016 found his way back to Oklahoma State.
Henson has been with the Aggies since 2019. During that time, his line has shown steady improvement. During the last two seasons, the Aggies have ranked in the top 25 for sack rate allowed and inside the top 20 for yards per carry gained. In 2020, the Aggies ranked fifth nationally in sack rate allowed.
Henson also helped the Aggie staff this cycle to the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the country. A&M has signed a trio of 4-star offensive linemen so far, with two ranking among the 100 best prospects in the country, per the 247 Composite.