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USC Officially Hires Kiel McDonald As Running Backs Coach

Jan 6, 2022, 1:49 PM

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)...

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Utes running backs coach Kiel McDonald announced that he has joined Lincoln Riley’s coaching staff with the USC Trojans football program.

McDonald spent the last five seasons as the running backs coach for Utah football. He will serve in the same capacity for the Trojans.

The former Utah assistant coach officially announced the move to Southern California after reports surfaced during the Rose Bowl Game on January 1.

McDonald has been a great recruiter for Utah during his time with the Utes. He coached Zack Moss while he became the program’s all-time leading rusher. McDonald also recruited Ricky Parks, Jaylon Glover, Ty Jordan, T.J. Pledger, Tavion Thomas and Chris Curry, just to name a few.

The Colorado native joined the Utah coaching staff with Troy Taylor in 2017 after spending four years at Eastern Washington.

Lincoln Riley is entering his first season with USC after coming over from Oklahoma. Utah will host McDonald and USC on Saturday, October 15.

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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