Gilmore named new receivers coach

USC coach Lane Kiffin has tabbed Ted Gilmore to coach arguably the team’s most exciting position entering the 2011 season: Its young stable of gifted receivers, headlined of course by Robert Woods, the Pac-10 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Ted Gilmore to the Trojan football family,” said Kiffin in a statement. “For years, he has been regarded as an outstanding recruiter and wide receivers coach. He comes to us highly recommended by a number of very prominent coaches. I’m excited for him to start working with our talented group of receivers.”

The vacancy on Lane Kiffin’s staff opened after former wide receivers coach John Morton left to pursue an NFL coaching career with the San Francisco 49ers under new head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Gilmore, who played college football at Wyoming and broke into the coaching profession with his alma mater, has also had brief coaching stints with Kansas, Houston, Purdue and Colorado, before he moved to Nebraska where has coached the Cornhuskers’ receivers for the last six seasons.

Gilmore has also served as Nebraska’s recruiting coordinator from 2007-2010.