USC football brings in former Pete Caroll assistant as senior offensive analyst

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ESPN's Pete Thamel has reported that the USC football program is expected to hire Will Harriger as a senior offensive assistant, where he will work with the quarterbacks.

Harriger most notably worked with quarterbacks under Pete Carroll with the Seattle Seahawks, where he was the assistant quarterbacks coach for three years, coaching up Russell Wilson. He spent five total years with the Seattle offense.

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Harriger's NFL background extends beyond just the Seahawks, though. He's also coached with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars. Here's how Thamel described what this move means:

"Lincoln Riley is USC's QB coach and play caller, and Harriger is expected to provide another veteran voice in the QB room. Caleb Williams’ family stressed NFL-specific development during his transfer, and this is another way USC provides that."

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USC football was right to bring in a respected, veteran voice in Will Harriger to work with the offense.

USC will not be Will Harriger's first stop when it comes to college football. He's coached at six college programs before, and four Power 5 programs. He coached at Auburn in 2007, Texas in 2008, Texas Tech from 2010 to 2011, and Florida from 2012 to 2013.

Nobody is better at developing college QBs into pro draft picks in the game right now than Riley, who saw his first three QBs drafted in the first two rounds of their respective NFL Drafts, and two of them were No. 1 overall picks (Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray). Murray was even the favorite to win the NFL MVP before he got injured in the middle of this past season.

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This move is a savvy one that will help run this offense that Williams and his family are hoping will develop him for the league. Coming into this season after scoring 27 total touchdowns last year even though he didn't start until the second half of the season, Williams is certainly off to a great start when it comes to NFL development. This move will add to his chances even more.