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USC Trojans Football: Kenechi Udeze named the defensive line coach

Clay Helton finally rounds out his coaching staff with Kenechi Udeze as the USC Trojans defensive line coach

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After plenty of rumors Clay Helton finally announced that Kenechi Udeze will officially be the defensive line coach for the USC Trojans. Udeze once played for USC and four years in the NFL before leukemia eventually cut his playing career short. After conquering leukemia Udeze turned to coaching. Udeze spent three years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Washington. Udeze next started coaching defensive line with stints at the Seahawks, Vikings, and Steelers before becoming the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the USC Trojans last season.

According to Clay Helton from the Ripsit Blog:

""There are times in your career when you meet someone and just know that they are going to be a superstar in the profession," said Helton. "Kenechi is that person. I was blown away by his attention to detail with technique and fundamentals in our recent bowl game preparation and in the interview process. His knowledge of the game is something that is going to be critical to the development of our young defensive line. Kenechi is a Trojan to the core and his passion for USC is felt by all.""