December 31, 2013 in Sports

Sarkisian adds to staff

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Southern California added defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive line coach Tim Drevno to new football coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff on Monday night.

USC also confirmed that Clay Helton, who led USC to a blowout win over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl as its interim head coach, will stay as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Wilcox was Sarkisian’s defensive coordinator at Washington for the past two seasons.

USC didn’t have to pay the $1 million buyout of Wilcox’s contract after the coach and the Huskies signed a mutual termination agreement, according to the Seattle Times. Wilcox wasn’t offered a job on new Washington coach Chris Petersen’s staff.

Tuiasosopo was the Huskies’ quarterbacks coach last season before leading them to a Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU last weekend as Sarkisian’s interim replacement.

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