Reports: USC OL coach Tim Drevno leaving to become OC at Michigan
USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno is leaving to become the offensive coordinator under new coach Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman subsequently confirmed the news.
Drevno just completed his first season as the Trojans' OL coach/running game coordinator. With USC starting three freshmen on the offensive line his year, the team ranked 68th in the country in rushing this season, averaging 160.9 yards per game.
In joining Michigan, Drevno will be reuniting with Harbaugh, officially announced as Michigan's coach Tuesday.
Drevno served as the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line coach from 2011-13 and coached under Harbaugh at Stanford from 2007-10 and at FCS program San Diego from 2004-06, serving as the latter's offensive coordinator.
Drevno also coached at San Diego in 2003 before Harbaugh's arrival and has had stops at multiple other schools.
Michigan averaged 333 yards of total offense per game last season, ranking 115th in the country. The Wolverines' offensive struggles was one of the reasons the school fired head coach Brady Hoke, who Harbaugh is replacing.
Michigan went 5-7 in 2014 and missed a bowl for the first time since 2009. USC went 9-4, defeating Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl last Saturday.
- Ben Estes