Kiffin looking to finalize staff 

February, 13, 2012
Sammy Knight works with Isiah WileyGarry Paskwietz/WeAreSC.comDespite doing an admirable job as an interim DB coach this past season, Sammy Knight was not given the full-time job by Trojans coach Lane Kiffin.

With less than a month to go before the opening of the 2012 spring practice session, USC head coach Lane Kiffin has said that one of his priorities is to have his coaching staff finalized before the end of this week.

Kiffin needed to fill three spots on his staff following the recent NFL departures of linebackers coach Joe Barry (San Diego Chargers) and wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore (Oakland Raiders). Defensive backs coach Sammy Knight -- who had served in that role as a graduate assistant in 2011 -- was not expected to be invited back in a full-time position.