Chuck Stobart, USC's offensive coordinator, accepted the football coaching job at Memphis State Monday.
Stobart, 54, will replace Charlie Bailey, who resigned May 3 in the wake of a National Collegiate Athletic Assn. investigation.
Memphis State, which was on probation from 1986 to 1988, has been the target of an NCAA probe for the past four months.
Stobart, who coached at USC for two years, was head coach at Utah and Toledo.
Bailey, who joined Memphis State in December of 1985, led the Tigers to a 6-5 record last year, their first winning season since 1983.