LOS ANGELES -- John Morton, an assistant coach for the New
Orleans Saints last year, was hired Monday as the wide receivers
coach and passing game coordinator at Southern California.
The 37-year-old Morton spent eight seasons in several capacities
with the Oakland Raiders before becoming passing game and wide
receivers coach at the University of San Diego in 2005. The Toreros
went 11-1 and won the Pioneer League championship.
Morton spent one season with New Orleans, assisting in the
passing game and other areas of game preparation on offense. The
Saints improved from 3-13 in 2005 to 10-6 last year, and advanced
to the NFC championship game.