USC Fires Coach After Embarrassing Bowl Loss To Iowa
USC fired a coach after its embarrassing bowl loss to Iowa.
Early Saturday, the Trojans announced that they were making a significant change to the coaching staff.
While the loss to Iowa was not cited as the specific reason for the move, the timing left little doubt over the main motivation.
The team’s defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and special teams coach John Baxter were both relieved of their duties.
USC lost to Iowa 49-24 on Friday night.
USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and special teams coordinator/tight ends coach John Baxter will not return to the Trojan coaching staff.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) December 28, 2019
There had been some chatter about the Trojans replacing Pendergast if the team underperformed in its bowl game, any that is exactly what ended up happening.
The 52-year-old Pendergast had been USC’s defensive coordinator since 2016.
While many fans have been clamoring for the Trojans to fire head coach Clay Helton as well, it appears that athletic director Mike Bohn is going to give him one more year.