Marvin Sanders departs USC staff

USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Thursday that defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders is no longer part of the staff after one season with the Trojans.

"We wish Marvin Sanders and his family the best of luck," Kiffin said. "Marvin did a great job for us coaching our secondary and in recruiting. But with the hiring of Clancy Pendergast as our defensive coordinator, we decided to go in a different direction based on Clancy's desire to oversee the defensive backs unit."

Sanders came to USC after spending the previous four seasons at Nebraska, his alma mater, in the same role.