USC coaching staff set

Got a couple of notes inquiring about USC's coaching staff.

It apparently is complete. Here it is as listed on the team's official site.

Lane Kiffin - Head Coach

John Baxter - Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

Monte Kiffin - Assistant Head Coach

Ed Orgeron - Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line

John Morton - Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Joe Barry - Linebackers Coach

James Cregg - Offensive Line Coach

Willie Mack Garza - Secondary Coach

Clay Helton - Quarterbacks Coach

Todd McNair - Running Backs Coach

Couple of notes.

Notice that Orgeron is listed as defensive coordinator and Monte Kiffin as "assistant head coach." Might that indicate a succession plan when the 7o-year-old Kiffin opts to step aside?

Also, note there's no offensive coordinator. Lane Kiffin will call plays, so he didn't bother to give the honorary title to an assistant.

Only two assistants from Pete Carroll's staff were retained: Morton and McNair.

You might recall that McNair spent a long stretch being interviewed by the NCAA infractions committee on Feb. 19 and 20.

Baxter was a great hire. Not only is he a highly regarded special teams coach, but he's a leader among coaches who care about the "student'" part of the student-athlete, having created a program, "Academic Gameplan," that helps players learn study skills and how to organize their time.