Report: Barry will coach USC LBs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have let linebackers coach Joe Barry out of his contract so that he can fill the same role at USC, according to the Tampa Tribune.

The Trojans had a vacancy at that position group after Ken Norton Jr. joined Pete Carroll with the Seattle Seahawks.

Barry, 39, played linebacker at USC and later was a graduate assistant for the Trojans. He joins Lane Kiffin's new staff.

Mark Saxon covers USC football for ESPNLosAngeles.com.