Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 2/8/12

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 14: Keary Colbert #83 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during the game with the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium October 14, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona. The Panthers won 25-10. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
USCs receivers arent wasting time lobbying for a receivers coach, tweeting their preference for the return of Keary Colbert. Coach Lane Kiffin has three openings on his staff, one for a receivers coach because of Ted Gilmore's departure to the Oakland Raiders. "RT if you want @kearycolbert to become our new receiver coach, tweeted All-American Robert Woods. Colbert, who starred for the Trojans in 2000-03, played in the NFL for five seasons before returning to USC as a graduate assistant in 2010. Colbert, however, still felt he had more football in him and made a comeback, catching nine passes in seven games for the Kansas City Chiefs last season. Colbert, 29, is currently a free agent. Reached by phone Wednesday, Colbert said he had not been contacted by Kiffin. Asked whether he would be interested in the job, he said, I dont want to say one way or the other. I have a love and passion for SC and a history as a player and as a coach. Im definitely tied into everything that happens within it. Colbert said it was completely humbling to have players request his return, but added, Its kind of foolish to think a job is going to be presented. I dont want to speculate or assume anything. Its an attractive place to be because of my history there but there are a lot of other factors.... Im not going to try and project the future. Its Coach Kiffins program. -- Gary Klein
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