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USC hires Bob Connelly as new offensive line coach

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 02/12/2015

On Wednesday USC Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian announced the hiring of Bob Connelly as the team’s new offensive line coach.

Connelly was hired off of the Oklahoma State staff after serving one season in Stillwater as the Cowboys’ offensive line coach. Connelly’s other stops include Cal State Northridge (1999), San Jose State (2000), Washington State (2001-2002), Alabama (2003-2006), UCLA (2007), UTEP (2008-2011), and Arizona State (2012). In 2013 Connelly coached the offensive line at Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Ariz., a town southeast of Phoenix and Tempe.

Former offensive line coach Tim Drevno, a Cal State Fullerton graduate, came to USC from the San Francisco 49ers spending one season on the Los Angeles campus. When former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was hired as the new head coach at Michigan, Drevno followed his former boss to Ann Arbor being named offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Connelly is credited with helping 2008 Outland Trophy winner Andre Smith become the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He also worked with top draft picks Justin Smiley, Evan Mathis, and Antoine Caldwell.

Photo credit: wearesc.com; Bob Connelly at Arizona State.