USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron says he's happy to have Pete Jenkins on his staff.
Jenkins' hiring as a defensive line assistant was made official a few hours before last Thursday's game against Arizona, and he was on sideline at the Coliseum during the Trojans' 38-31 victory.USC was off Saturday, but Orgeron spent hours huddled with the 72-year-old Jenkins, who has worked for the Philadelphia Eagles, Louisiana State and numerous other college programs in the South.
Orgeron said the experience "was like Christmas for me."
"He's just a plus to be here," Orgeron said of Jenkins.
USC plays at Notre Dame on Saturday.