After letting go former defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze, the USC Trojans have found their new defensive line coach in Chad Kauha’aha’a per reports from TrojanInsider.com, USCFootball.com, and TrojanSports.com.
Chad Kauha’aha’a will be wearing cardinal and gold next year after spending a year with the Boise State Broncos as their defensive line coach. Much like Kliff Kingsbury, Kauha’aha’a is a name that rings with the twang of success. In just one season he was able to life the Broncos’s defensive line stats into Top 10 in the nation for sacks in 2018.
Pressuring the quarterback was a struggle for USC in 2018, especially after sack leader Porter Gustin was sidelined with injury. In a down season for the Trojans, their usually dominant defensive line was only No. 43 in the country in sacks with a total of 29, Gustin accounted for seven.
Kauha’aha’a has previously coached at Weber State, Utah State, Utah, Wisconsin, and Oregon State before his last season with Boise State. Experience is something the USC athletic department seems to be encouraging, in the hiring of both the well versed offensive mind of Kingsbury and now Kauha’aha’a with his impressive defensive line coaching resume. Not only is Kauha’aha’a experienced with the defensive line but also with the Pac-12. Besides his coaching experience in conference, his alma mater is the University of Utah.