USC football’s best social media reaction to hiring Chris Claiborne, Hayes Pullard

Hayes Pullard is back with USC football. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Hayes Pullard is back with USC football. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

USC football’s hiring of Chris Claiborne and Hayes Pullard was met with celebration.

USC football had reason to celebrate on Thursday. It wasn’t just because there are 100 days until the Trojans return to action (there are), but because they added two former linebacker greats to the coaching staff.

Chris Claiborne and Hayes Pullard were officially announced as quality control analysts, boosting the Trojan support staff with two ex-players who know what USC football is all about.

Naturally, Twitter reacted to the news with plenty of joy.

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Let’s check out the best of the social media response…

How USC football figures reacted to Chris Claiborne, Hayes Pullard hiring

Here’s what USC’s coaches had to say about their new co-workers:

People in the media offered their impression of Pullard and Claiborne joining the staff.

Fans had plenty to say and excitement to share about the new additions.

Pullard is getting his first chance in coaching after a four-year career in the NFL.

His track record at USC should have people excited about his potential in the coaching realm. His election as a two-time captain speaks to his ability to lead. His status as a four-year starter shows his immediate and lasting grasp of the defense.

As for Claiborne, he is one of the great linebackers in USC history and a member of the illustrious Club 55. He was an All-American and won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in 1998. He went on to play eight years in the NFL.

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The history with USC would be enough to make Claiborne a welcome addition to the staff, but he brings even more to the table. He was the head coach at Calabasas High School and has strong ties to the local recruiting scene given his history as an assistant at Corona, Oaks Christian and Long Beach Poly.

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