John Baxter, USC’s special teams coach the last four seasons, said he was told by new Coach Steve Sarkisian that he would not be part of his Trojans staff.
Baxter said he met with Sarkisian earlier this week and was told there was not a scenario that he would remain with the staff.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done collectively and proud of the work I’ve done at USC,” Baxter said Thursday night. “I enjoyed every day working there. I’m proud of what was accomplished on the field and academically.”
Baxter, who coached for 13 seasons at Fresno State before coming to USC, was responsible for implementing an “Academic Gameplan” designed to help players stay on track toward graduation.