USC taps receivers coach

USC has hired Nebraska receivers coach Ted Gilmore to fill the same position for the Trojans, the school announced Thursday.

He replaces John Morton, who was hired away by the San Francisco 49ers.

Gilmore, 43, who was also the Cornhuskers recruiting coordinator, has been at Nebraska six years. In 2008, he was given the title of assistant head coach for offense.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Ted Gilmore to the Trojan football family,” coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement. “For years, he has been regarded as an outstanding recruiter and wide receivers coach. He comes to us highly recommended by a number of very prominent coaches. I’m excited for him to start working with our talented group of receivers.”

Gilmore arrived at Nebraska after spending the 2003 and 2004 seasons at Colorado. Before that, he spent two years at Purdue, one at Houston, one at Kansas and four at his alma mater Wyoming -- the first two as a GA -- where he played receiver from 1988-89.