USC football completed their 2021 coaching staff on Friday with the hiring of Seth Doege as tight ends coach.
Doege was an offensive quality control analyst for the Trojans, making his promotion quite similar to the coach he's replacing.
John David Baker, who had also been promoted to an assistant role after being a staffer, left USC to take a role at Ole Miss.
Seth Doege will coach tight ends for USC football in 2021
Unlike Baker, Doege comes to the role with previous experience as an assistant coach. He was the receivers coach for Bowling Green in 2017 and 2018. In his final year there he was also the special teams coordinator.
He came to USC in 2019 and has garnered praise for his work as a recruiter, specifically at the quarterback position.
"Seth has extensive knowledge of our offensive system and has made a significant impact on our program during his time at USC," head coach Clay Helton said in a statement. "His ability to foster relationships with players makes him a valuable asset to our coaching staff as a recruiter and developer of student-athletes."
Doege will handle a position group that includes veterans like Erik Krommenhoek and Josh Falo (unless the two decided to decline their extra year of eligibility) and bright prospects like Jude Wolfe and Ethan Rae. The Trojans have also added two new tight ends to the group via the 2021 recruiting class, Michael Trigg and Lake McRee.
Tight end, however, hasn't been a particularly productive part of Graham Harrell's offense. In terms of receiving, Krommenhoek led the group with nine catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Wolfe caught two passes for five yards.
There's no telling if Doege will be able to get more out of the group than Baker managed. Only time will tell.
And for the record, the pronounciation is DAY-ghee.