On Tuesday, news broke that Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough interviewed with USC, and based on another report Wednesday morning, that interview went pretty well for McCullough.
According to Zach Barnett with The Football Scoop, McCullough is set to be the new running backs coach with USC:
— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) February 22, 2017
Chris Vannini, with Coaching Search, confirmed that report shortly afterward:
Big hire for USC. One of the best RB coaches in the country. Also hearing this is done. https://t.co/3ndk1RxWlh
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) February 22, 2017
McCullough just completed his sixth year with the Hoosiers football program, coaching running backs and also serving as a special teams coordinator for the return units. During his time with the team, Indiana has broken 19 different rushing records.
McCullough was integral to the development of Tevin Coleman (2012-14) and Jordan Howard (2013-15), who became the first Indiana RB duo to be drafted in back-to-back years since three straight backs were drafted from 1990-92 (Anthony Thompson, Ernie Thompson and Vaughn Dunbar).