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Report: Sean Snyder joining USC staff

Multiple sources told The Mercury Thursday that Snyder will become the newest member of Southern California's coaching staff as its special teams coordinator. Snyder would replace John Baxter in the coordinator role; USC head coach Clay Helton dismissed Baxter on Dec. 29, one day after a lopsided 49-24 defeat to Iowa in the Holiday Bowl.

Snyder had been expected to join the staff at Nebraska.

Snyder has spent the past 26 seasons on the Kansas State staff and was an All-Big 8 punter for the Wildcats in the early 1990s.

Snyder, of course, is the son of the legendary Bill Snyder, and was his father’s preferred successor to become the Wildcats’ next head coach upon his retirement at the end of the 2018 season. That, obviously, did not happen, but Snyder has remained on Chris Klieman’s staff as a senior special teams analyst.

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