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USC OC Graham Harrell signs “multi-year contract extension” to stay in LA

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The Trojans will retain their wunderkind OC for the future. (Unless he Kliffs them.)

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The USC Trojans might not have their SBN site for much longer, but they’ll have their offensive coordinator for awhile...

Despite earlier rumors that the Texas Longhorns were aggressively targeting USC OC Graham Harrell for their OC vacancy, Harrell has rejected their advances to stay with Clay Helton.

Harrell’s new deal is for three years and worth a total of $3.6 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, confirming a report by The Athletic.

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”It’s a really special place, and we’ve built something really special here,” Harrell said in a video released by the school to announce his return. “Excited to compete one more time with the team we have coming back at the Holiday Bowl, and moving forward, we’ve laid the foundation to compete for championships not only at the Pac-12 level, but at the national level. We’re excited to be here, and I can’t wait to continue what we started.”

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After Harrell installed his version of the Air Raid offense, the Trojans sharply improved their point production and offensive effectiveness this season despite being forced to use three starting quarterbacks.