Apr 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as Southern California Trojans center Marcus Martin (66) snaps the ball against defensive tackle Cody Temple (98) during the spring game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Football: Former Player Ross Cumming To Coach Defensive Line In Vegas Bowl

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Ross Cumming, a current graduate assistant and former special teams standout for the Trojans, will fill in as the linebacker coach while USC prepares for the Vegas Bowl, according to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register.

USC was without a defensive line coach due to the departure of Ed Orgeron and Pete Jenkins, who was brought in to fill the extra coaching spot vacated by Lane Kiffin when he was fired in September. Jenkins coached the defensive line for Orgeron, whose head coaching duties would have restricted his ability to coach a position unit.

Cumming is in his second year as a graduate assistant. Last year he worked with special teams and linebackers. This year his focus has been outside linebackers.

He walked-on at USC in 2008 and earned a scholarship in 2010 as a linebacker, though his primary function was on special teams. In 2011, his senior season, he returned a blocked punt against Oregon and won the Special Teams Player of the Year Award.

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