John Morton leaves USC

January, 18, 2011
1/18/11
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With receivers coach John Morton's departure for the San Francisco 49ers, the last holdout from Pete Carroll's staff has left USC.

Morton previously worked with new 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh while the two were with the Oakland Raiders from 2002 until 2003 and also in 2005 when they coached at the University of San Diego. Morton had been with USC for four years and was called the "passing game coordinator" while head coach Lane Kiffin called the plays.

The Orange County Register speculates that Kiffin might promote former Trojans receiver Keary Colbert from graduate assistant (tight ends) to replace Morton. Kiffin and the school have not spoken on the matter.

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