Seto to stay at USC

Trojan assistant coach Rocky Seto, who was recently moved from working with the linebackers to defensive backs, has said that he will remain at USC instead of taking a job with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL.

"I was extremely flattered by the offer and I was impressed by Coach [Dick] Jauron and the set-up in Buffalo, but it just wasn't time," Seto told the LA Times. "I had to fulfill my obligations to the players and the (Trojan) program."

Seto, who will turn 30 in March, is a former walk-on linebacker at USC (he earned a scholarship in his senior year) who began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant in 1999 before moving into a GA under role under Carroll from 2001-2002 and a full-time position coaching the safeties in 2003 and the linebackers from 2004-2005.

His potential loss would have been a blow to a defensive staff which already has lost two members to the NFL this year. Not only is Seto considered a bright and energetic young coach with a sharp football mind, he is also the only former Trojan player on the full-time staff (Sam Anno is a GA) and it is always important to have some connection to our football past among the coaches.


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