As it turns out, you do not have to be a Washington assistant to get attention from Steve Sarkisian as he fills out is new staff at USC. Of course, having a last name of Washington might help.
Todd Washington, the assistant offensive line coach for the Baltimore Ravens, is Sarkisian’s latest target to join USC, according to Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post.
Washington has coached in the NFL with the Ravens since 2011. He had an eight-year playing career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns in the late 90s and early 2000s.
He got his start as a coach in 2007 at the University of San Diego where he was the offensive line coach and then offensive coordinator. He spent a year with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL before making the jump to the Ravens.
The pursuit of Washington likely means that current USC assistants James Cregg and Mike Summers will be coaching their final game with the Trojans in Vegas.
A quick random fact before you go, Washington’s Super Bowl rings with the Buccaneers in 2002 and the Ravens earlier this year make him just the 13th person to win the Super Bowl as a player and a coach.