Pendergast was the Trojans defensive coordinator and secondary coach in 2013 and helped the Trojans rank No. 1 statistically in the Pac-12 Conference.
Pendergast, 47, reportedly interviewed to become defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, a job that went to former USC player and linebackers coach Joe Barry.
He was defensive coordinator for three seasons at California before joining former USC coach Lane Kiffin’s staff.
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