Well, this caught me by surprise when I received the text.
Also, special teams coordinator Brian Schneider has accepted a job at the same position at USC, leaving the Raiders after two seasons.
This means someone had to go and that someone is D-Line coach David Watson. You may recall that Watson took a leave of absence over the summer to workout some personal issues. I am not sure if those if those issues were the root of his dismissal but with Jethro Franklin coming in to take over D-Line duties you could see the writing on the wall.
SC is one of the few teams who don't have a special teams coordinator so this is big deal as this fills a specific need.
We wish David Watson luck in his future endeavors while we welcome Brian Schneider.