Fallout from USC's disappointing season under Coach Lane Kiffin continued Friday with reports that running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu is no longer part of the Trojans staff.
Polamalu, a former USC fullback, coached running backs and held the title of offensive coordinator for the last three seasons.
The embattled Kiffin, however, was the play-caller and ran the offense for a team that opened the season No. 1 but finished 7-6, despite having senior quarterback Matt Barkley, All-American receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee and running backs Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal, both of whom rushed for more than 1,000 yards the previous season.
USCfootball.com, citing "multiple sources," first reported that Polamalu would not return next season.
Polamalu, the only full-time assistant who had played for the Trojans, did not return phone messages. A USC athletic department spokesman declined comment.
Polamalu's departure comes two days after USC signed a recruiting class that features ...