USC adds Wilcox, Tuiasosopo to Sarkisian’s staff



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive line coach Tim Drevno to new coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff.

USC announced the hires Monday night while also confirming that offensive coordinator Clay Helton will stay with the Trojans.

Wilcox was Sarkisian’s defensive coordinator at Washington for the past two seasons. Tuiasosopo was the Huskies’ quarterbacks coach, leading them to a Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU last weekend as Sarkisian’s interim replacement.

Drevno has spent the last three years coaching the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive line. He will also be the Trojans’ running game coordinator.

Helton coached USC (10-4) to a blowout victory over Fresno State earlier this month in the Las Vegas Bowl. He was the Trojans’ third head coach of the season.