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USC's Swann 'blindsided' by admissions scandal

Lynn Swann said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he doesn't plan to resign his job as Trojans athletic director in the aftermath of the college admissions bribery scandal that has roiled many of the nation's top schools, including USC.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

N'Keal Harry may have catapulted himself into the middle of the first round with an official 40 time of 4.53 seconds. His camp is extremely happy with his time. Harry, who came to the combine as a borderline first-round pick, needed a good time, and he got it.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

In a group of tight ends that is considered to be predominantly stocked with better pass catchers than in-line options overall, UCLA's Caleb Wilson and Iowa's Noah Fant were the fastest Saturday at the NFL's scouting combine. Wilson ran an unofficial 4.50 in the 40-yard dash while Fant clocked an unofficial 4.51 (one scout I contacted had him at a hand-held 4.49). Two of the other most highly-rated tight ends in the draft, Alabama's Irv Smith Jr. and Iowa's T.J. Hockenson, had their best of 40s of the day clocked unofficially at 4.64 and 4.71, respectively.

Dane Beavers ESPN.com 

After Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf put up 27 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at the NFL combine earlier today, Arizona State's N'Keal Harry matched him. The 27 reps are tied for the most by a receiver at the combine since 2006. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has Metcalf ranked as his No. 2 WR in the 2019 draft, while Harry ranks No. 7.

Dane Beavers ESPN.com 

Texas A&M's Erik McCoy is the fastest offensive lineman at the NFL combine. McCoy, ranked as the No. 4 center in the 2019 draft by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., ran the 40-yard dash in 4.89 seconds here in Indianapolis, edging out Boston College's Chris Lindstrom (4.91) and NC State's Garrett Bradbury (4.92). Washington State tackle Andre Dillard, who Kiper has ranked as a first-round prospect, ran a 4.96.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Though it isn't really part of their job description, offensive linemen who do crack the 5-second mark in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine usually get an extra notation or two in the scouts' notebooks. And Friday two of the linemen who ran in Indianapolis went sub-5.0 in the 40 -- North Carolina State's Garrett Bradbury (4.93, unofficial) and Washington State's Andre Dillard (4.97, unofficial). Just as a point of comparison, current Eagles tackle Lane Johnson, at 303 pounds at the time, ran a double-take worthy 4.72 40 at the 2013 combine.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanford running back Bryce Love, who is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last season, said Thursday he has started running in a pool and expects to be ready to return to the field by the opening of training camp.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt have reached a financial settlement to part ways, according to a source. 247 Sports first reported Leavitt's departure Wednesday. Co-defensive coordinator Keith Heyward is a strong candidate to take over the lead role. Leavitt could be headed to the NFL next.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Oregon is hiring Jovon Bouknight as wide receivers coach. Bouknight had moved with Matt Wells from Utah State to Texas Tech but instead will join the Ducks staff to work with the wideouts. Football Scoop first reported the move.

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USC hires North Texas OC to replace Kingsbury

North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell has been hired to the same position at USC, the school announced Wednesday night. He replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who briefly held the post before leaving to become coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell tonight accepted an offer to become OC at USC. The Athletic first reported the agreement. Harrell replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who briefly held the job before becoming Arizona Cardinals head coach. Harrell spent the last few years building a dynamic offense at North Texas alongside coach Seth Littrell and quarterback Mason Fine.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

There's no deal yet but North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell is a leading candidate to be USC's next offensive coordinator. The two sides spoke today, sources said. USC coach Clay Helton has taken his time with the hire, but Harrell makes sense given his parallels with Kliff Kingsbury, Helton's initial choice.‬ Harrell is a creative thing offensive coach who has had great success at UNT under Seth Littrell with quarterback Mason Fine.