USC’s search for a new linebackers coach is focused on four candidates a source said Thursday afternoon. Interviews are expected to begin soon.
The four men being considered by Steve Spurrier are former Clemson defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Kevin Steele, former Ole Miss and USC defensive coordinator Ty Nix, Tennessee defensive line coach Lance Thompson who has also coached linebackers at UT, and former Arkansas defensive ends coach Kirk Botkin who now a high school coach in Texas.
Spurrier is seeking a replacement for Ellis Johnson who left to become the head coach at Southern Miss. He also is looking for a new runnings back coach and a new special teams coordinator.