A new season, another new coach for USC’s Max Tuerk

USC center Max Tuerk discusses spring practice, including new offensive line coach Bob Connelly


By the time he finishes the 2015 season, USC senior center Max Tuerk will have experienced something new every year of his Trojan career: a coach.

Bob Connelly is USC’s fourth offensive line coach in four seasons.

“We’re not changing much,” Tuerk said. “We’re just bringing a more physical attitude.”

Connelly said he liked Tuerk’s leadership.

Tuerk, 6 feet 6 and 280 pounds, is preparing for his fourth season as a starter, his second at center. He said he wants to gain 15 pounds to improve his strength and run blocking.

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