Ward has a relationship with Botkin from his days at Arkansas. He is the only person Ward is interviewing today and if things go well he could be the leading candidate to land the position.
According to a source familiar with the search USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward will interview Kirk Botkin today about the Gamecocks linebacker coaching vacancy. Botkin was the special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach at Arkansas for three seasons before leaving the program in 2010. He’s currently
the head coach an an assistant coach at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas.