USC running backs coach Bobby Bentley will remain in his current role after he was under consideration for the offensive coordinator job at Auburn, according to a source familiar with the process.
Various factors contributed to this outcome, according to the source.
Bentley, at USC since the 2016 season, served as an offensive analyst for two years at Auburn prior to his arrival in Columbia and has ties to Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn that extend to their days as high school coaches.
Bentley’s son Jake is in his junior season as USC’s starting quarterback and has thrown 27 touchdown passes this season, two shy of Steve Taneyhill’s USC single-season record.
Bobby Bentley is a former head coach at Presbyterian College and Byrnes High School, guiding the latter to 119 wins in 13 seasons (in two tenures) and four consecutive state titles from 2002-2005.