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Football: Pendergast to USC as D-coordinator

Former Cal defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast has been hired by USC to replace Monte Kiffin in the same position on head coach Lane Kiffin’s staff, multiple media sources reported.

Pendergast is expected to be introduced Friday by the Trojans.

Pendergast spent three years as Tedford’s defensive coordinator but also has experience in the NFL.

The move came just days after Arizona hired former Cal offensive coordinator Jim Michalczik as its offensive line coach.

Also in the wake of new coach Sonny Dykes clearing out all of former coach Jeff Tedford’s staff, long-time running backs coach Ron Gould was named head coach at UC Davis. Former Cal linebacker coach Kenwick Thompson, who was elevated to associate head coach last season, is believed to be joining the new staff at San Jose State, likely as defensive coordinator.

Jeff Faraudo