Lane Kiffin has finally found his man, and no, not for the offensive coordinator position. On Tuesday night, word came out that Mike Summers has been named the new offensive line coach at USC, taking over for James Cregg, who is expected to slide over to coach tight ends. News of the hire was first tipped by a tweet from Zach Banner, and confirmed by Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports. Summer was just hired on as part of Bobby Petrino’s staff at Western Kentucky last month.
Mike Summers has coached alongside Petrino for much of his recent career, with stints at Louisville and Arkansas in college football, and a brief stop with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. So it made sense for Summers to get the call when Petrino took the post at Western Kentucky following the 2012 season.
Summers had previously spent the last two seasons in Lexington, coaching under Joker Phillips at Kentucky as an offensive line coach and running game coordinator.
Earlier today, word came out that Pat Hill had been the top target for Lane Kiffin for the offensive line gig, but even with Summers on board as an assistant, Hill could still be in the mix. Gerard Martinez of USCFootball.com reported that Hill interviewed for both positions last week.
|1980-81||Kentucky||Graduate Assistant (Offensive Line)|
|1982-84||Texas A&M||Graduate Assistant (Offensive Line)|
|1985-90||Northern Illinois||Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator)|
|1991-95||Oregon State||Assistant Head Coach (Offensive Coordinator)|
|1996-99||Univ. of the South (Sewanee)||Assistant Head Coach (Offensive Coordinator)|
|2000||Oklahoma State||Assistant Coach (Tight Ends, Recruiting Coordinator)|
|2001-02||Ohio||Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)|
|2003-06||Louisville||Assistant Coach (Offensive Line), four bowl games|
|2007||Atlanta (NFL)||Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)|
|2008-09||Arkansas||Assistant Head Coach (Offensive Line), one bowl game|
|2010||Kentucky||Assistant Coach (Offensive Line), one bowl game|
|2011||Kentucky||Assistant Coach (Running Game Coordinator, Off. Line)|