Report: Barry will coach USC LBs

Updated: January 26, 2010, 4:26 PM ET
By Mark Saxon |

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

Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.