If the reports prove to be correct, the USC Trojans have found their next offensive line coach in Mississippi State coach John Hevesy, the Bulldogs' co-offensive coordinator last season. According to a source from FootballScoop, a website that monitors coaching searches in the collegiate ranks, Hevesy will be replacing Tim Drevno.
Was asked today about USC’s next OL coach…just asked, was told to expect Mississippi State’s OL coach John Hevesy http://t.co/sNnVtz3C1h— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 9, 2015
Hevesy, 53, coached in four BCS bowls, including Florida's 2006 and 2008 National Championship squads, and just produced the best statistical offensive year in Mississippi State history. Long-time friend Dan Mullen, who's worked with Hevesy twice before, brought him onto the staff back in 2012 and the offense has steadily improved ever since.
Then look at a USC offensive line, one filled with talent and optimism returning all five starters. The Trojans have seen three offensive line coaches in the past three years, but this reported new hire could be a sure-fire fit for a physical brand of football. Make sure to read this feature on Hevesy, a football and family man through and through.
FootballScoop.com actually named John Hevesy a finalist for the National Offensive Line Coach of the Year, which was later awarded to Ed Warinner of Ohio State. USC would love to mold this young offensive line into one of the best in the nation, and the reported hiring of Hevesy would be a stable choice (or a lateral by Mullen's standards) for the position.