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USC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza resigns

Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:32 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Nearly 48 hours before their season opener, USC will shockingly take the field without a key staff member.

Trojans' secondary coach Willie Mack Garza resigned Thursday afternoon effective immediately citing personal reasons, according to a school statement.

"I stepped down today from my coaching duties at USC," Garza said. "I have some personal issues unrelated to USC that I need to address.  I wish the Trojans the best and I am sorry I won't be with them in what I know will be a very successful season."

Garza was entering his second year with the program and followed head coach Lane Kiffin to Los Angeles from Tennessee. The 42-year-old assistant also had coaching stops at Western Michigan, TCU, Tarleton State and North Dakota State before connecting with Kiffin and the Volunteers in 2009. Several USC beat writers confirmed that he was not at practice on Wednesday and that players were informed via text message Thursday morning.

Graduate assistant and former Trojan and NFL defensive back Sammy Knight is expected to take over Garza's responsibilities. USC plays Minnesota at 12:30 PM on Saturday.
Comments

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2011 2:07 am
 

USC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza resigns

Who wrote the F-ing headline that said this had to do with the NCAA? There is nothing in this entire article that says anything like that. Likewise, it also does not say that Garza claimed that Coach Kiffin is a dirtbag, so you A-holes who said that should keep your mouths shut until you have some evidence of same.  Garza's statement said that he had "personal issues unrelated to USC."  How does that translate to either problems with the head coach or the NCAA?????



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:48 pm
 

USC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza resigns

It took this fool this long to realize Kiffin is one of the biggest d-bags to walk the planet??
took me and everyone else with a pulse about 5 seconds



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Is this a new NCAA probe? The old one?



What are you talking about?  The article should have substance in it which explains the tease on the link.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:48 pm
 

USC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza resigns

Excellent, now the gophers have a chance!



Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:46 pm
 

USC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza resigns

It took this fool this long to realize Kiffin is one of the biggest d-bags to walk the planet??


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