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Report: USC Targeting Utah RB Coach Kiel McDonald For Same Position

Jan 1, 2022, 10:54 PM

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(Photo courtesy of Amy Donaldson, Deseret News)

(Photo courtesy of Amy Donaldson, Deseret News)

LOS ANGELES – Before the Utah football team completed their 2021 season in the Rose Bowl, their coaches are being pursued by other programs.

According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the USC Trojans are targeting Utah RB coach Kiel McDonald for the same position in Los Angeles.

At this time, it’s unknown if McDonald will take the job.

McDonald has spent the last five seasons with the Utes. He came over with Troy Taylor from Eastern Washington and has coached some of the best running backs in the program.

McDonald has been a strong recruiter for Utah by signing some talented running backs. He has also brought in transfers like T.J. Pledger, Tavion Thomas and Chris Curry.

He also coached the greatest running back in school history in Zack Moss. McDonald is from Colorado but has spent a lot of time in California as a player or a coach.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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Report: USC Targeting Utah RB Coach Kiel McDonald For Same Position