USC coach Steve Spurrier is interested in hiring San Diego Chargers special teams coach Rich Bisaccia as his new special teams coach according to a source familiar with the search in Columbia.
Bisaccia is a former USC assistant coach who was part of Sparky Woods’ staff. He is considered one of the top special teams coaches in the NFL and just left Tampa Bay after nine seasons with the Bucs where he also served as assistant head coach. “He’s in the mix, but NFL money,” the source said. “Time will tell.”
The source indicated Bisaccia is the leading candidate with a big group of possibilities behind him. Bisaccia worked for Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay, and Gruden is a good friend of Spurrier’s. Bisaccia also is good friends with USC defensive line coach Brad Lawing. The two came together to USC from Appalachian State.
Another candidate Spurrier considered was Joe Robinson of LSU. But his buyout would not let him move to another SEC team. Robinson took the defensive line coaching job at North Carolina earlier in the week.