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Tyrone Nix among candidates for USM job

Tyrone Nix among candidates for USM job

Working as an assistant coach under Steve Spurrier has historically been a great launching pad for coaches to move up to the next level as head coaches themselves. Will USC defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix be the next Spurrier assistant to move up? Read inside for Nix's prospects at Southern Miss, his alma mater, and a look at his competition for that job.

Most assistant coaches want to be a head coach someday. Tyrone Nix has not made it a secret in his three seasons at South Carolina that he strives to be a head coach, and soon. Nix spent ten years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Southern Miss, and was the youngest defensive coordinator in the nation when he was named to the position in 2001 at age 29. Today at 35, he is still one of the...

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