The college football world continues to take notice of the impressive staff assembled by Sam Pittman in his first year as head coach at Arkansas.

After seeing his defensive coordinator, Barry Odom, commanding interest from a number of high-profile programs – LSU and Texas among them, Pittman now is trying to retain the services of offensive line coach Brad Davis.

Per sources with direct knowledge of the situation, University of Southern California head coach Clay Helton has made an offer to add Davis as the Trojans’ offensive line coach. USC recently parted ways with a pair of coaches, offensive line coach Tim Drevno and well-regarded strength coach Aaron Ausmus, whose contract was not renewed by USC.

A Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native, who graduated from Oklahoma, Davis has logged experience in a variety of Power-5 programs – including Texas A&M, Florida and Missouri preceding his arrival on Pittman’s inaugural Razorbacks staff.

Davis has an annual salary at Arkansas of $550,000 per published reports at the time of Davis’ hiring.

Seems logical to expect resolution of this in the coming days.

Last week, Arkansas lost receivers coach Justin Stepp to South Carolina, a move that brought Stepp back home.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching news.

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John Brice has covered college football, mostly in the SEC as well as covering Notre Dame and Ohio State, for more than 20 years. He's a former Tennessee Vols football sideline reporter and believes life should be spent traveling or planning the next trip.