USC football: Receivers coach Ted Gilmore to join Oakland Raiders

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

USC receivers coach Ted Gilmore is leaving the Trojans to join the Oakland Raiders staff, a person close to the USC program confirmed.

Gilmore’s departure, reported by, leaves Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin with three vacancies on a staff that will oversee a team expected to contend for the Bowl Championship Series title.

USC was without a full-time defensive backs coach last season after Willie Mack Garza resigned on the eve of the opener. Linebackers coach Joe Barry agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers last week and his hiring was announced Monday.

Gilmore replaced John Morton on USC’s staff before last season. He oversaw a position group that included All-American Robert Woods and freshman All-American Marqise Lee.


Graduate assistant Sammy Knight handled the defensive backs last season, but Kiffin said last week that he was still searching for a full-time replacement.

Then came news of Barry’s departure, and now of Gilmore.

USC is scheduled to open spring practice March 6.

More later at


Courtney Force is making the climb in family business

Dodgers sign Clayton Kershaw to two-year, $19-million deal

Losing Joe Barry won’t stop USC football, Hayes Pullard says

-- Gary Klein