USC hires special teams coach

Slowly -- very slowly -- but surely, new USC coach Lane Kiffin's staff is coming together.

Kiffin will hire John Baxter, a longtime Fresno State assistant, as USC's special teams coordinator, ESPN The Magazine's Bruce Feldman has learned.

Baxter is almost as well known for his work with academics as his skill guiding special-teams play.

See Baxter's bio here.