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USC Coaching Staff: Grading The Chris Wilson Hire

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USC has found itself a new defensive line coach.  Again.

Georgia’s Chris Wilson accepted the position with the Trojans on Wednesday evening.

If Twitter is any indication, it appears the Trojans landed themselves a big fish.

Wilson was reportedly one of the two candidates Steve Sarkisian chose from when he opted to hire Bo Davis away from Texas.

After only six days on the job, Davis made the decision to re-join Nick Saban at Alabama.

Wilson joins the Trojans after coaching the defensive line at Georgia for one season (2013).

Prior to joining the Georgia staff, Wilson was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach with Mississippi State in 2010.

In 2011, Wilson was handed sole control of Mississippi State’s defense.

Wilson’s 2011 defense was nationally ranked No. 8 in big plays allowed (plays over 20 yards), No. 16 in scoring defense and No. 17 in red-zone scoring.

Like Davis, Wilson should serve as a key connection between USC and recruits in the southern region.

In joining USC, it will be Wilson’s first time coaching west of Oklahoma since 2004, when he coached the defensive line at Colorado.

Final Grade: A

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