Rivalry fallout: Shakeup at USC; Clemson coach all but promoted

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Update December 1, 8:45 p.m.: It's official, Dabo Swinney is Clemson's 25th head football coach.

Original post: It looks like Clemson football's interim-head coach, Dabo Swinney, has all but secured the job. An official announcement should come today.

And USC's head coach Steve Spurrier has fired offensive line coach John Hunt, and quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator David Reaves is headed to Tennessee.

It wasn't the first time Hunt fell out of favor with Spurrier.

And Spurrier has also had his fill with the flaky performance of quarterback Chris Smelley (he threw four interceptions in their game against Clemson): Redshirt freshman Stephen Garcia will start in USC's bowl game.