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USC Has Reportedly Made An Offensive Coordinator Hire

A player stading at the 50 yard line of USC's football field.

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 9: Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans prays in the middle of the field before the game against the California Golden Bears on October 9, 2004 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

USC's football program has reportedly hired its next offensive coordinator following the departure of Kliff Kingsbury.

The Trojans, who lost Kingsbury to the NFL about a month after hiring him, have reportedly hired another former Texas Tech quarterback.

USC has reportedly agreed to a deal with North Texas' offensive coordinator, Graham Harrell.

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman reported the news late on Monday night.

"BREAKING: #NorthTexas OC Graham Harrell just accepted the offer to become the new offensive coordinator/QB coach at #USC, per sources. The 33-year-old former NFL QB has helped UNT to Top 25 offenses the past two seasons," he reports.

Kingsbury, who left USC for the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals, reportedly recommended Harrell to the Trojans. The North Texas offensive coordinator played quarterback for Texas Tech and then spent a couple of seasons in the NFL before getting into coaching. Harrell began his coaching career at Oklahoma State and has since coached at Washington State and North Texas. "I don't think anyone from the Air Raid tree is surprised Graham Harrell has risen up this quickly in coaching. He is a third-generation coach, whose father and grandfather were successful HS coaches in Texas, and Harrell ran Leach's system better than any QB ever has," Bruce Feldman tweeted.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from USC.