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Would Washington State Alum Paul Wulff Accept O-Line Coaching Position at USC?


Read this not too long ago over Twitter and decided to check into it just briefly.

While there is no confirmation via the link that the job has been offered or even so much as discussed with Wulff or anyone in his camp, it does say that the job is open and this:

"I wonder if Lane is targeting San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Paul Wulff, who previously served as the head coach at Washington State. Wulff has a background as an offensive line coach.  He made a name for himself as an offensive coordinator at Eastern Washington, which helped him land the head coaching job at Eastern Washington before moving on to Wazzu."

Oct 29, 2011; Eugene, OR, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Paul Wulff reacts to a call during a game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jim Z. Rider-USA TODAY Sports.

The suggestion of PW here is interesting if nothing else. The Trojans have reportedly been turned down by Oregon State’s O-line coach, Mike Cavanagh and Wulff is right for the offer after coaching a Super Bowl caliber O-line.

Of course nobody in their right mind would think this was a choice Wulff would even think about if offered eventually. He’s quite literally in the perfect situation for himself at San Francisco and I’m sure making more money there than he ever could think about at SC. The other problem I see though is that USC is somewhat of a sinking ship at the moment. 

But at the same time, he is kind of invisible there in the shadow of Jim Harbaugh and if for some reason he wants to strap up the head coaching boots again in college, or even jump up the ranks to be an offensive coordinator somewhere it might not be a bad time to move back in at a place like USC, where you can get your name out there in a hurry.

He’s a fiery competitor (if the pic wasn’t any indication) and we know he must be itching to rise in the ranks and prove himself at a program without the problems that Washington State posed to him. Also it’s as close as you could hope for any move situation, so there’s that to consider. 

Still, personally I don’t think he would accept the position, as he must be having the time of his life in the big leagues. And we’re all very happy for him as long as he stays there!

Go Cougs!