49ers to lose offensive line coach Drevno to USC

49ers to lose offensive line coach Drevno to USC
December 30, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Tim Drevno coached under Jim Harbaugh at Stanford before joining him on the 49ers, but will now move back to the Pac-12 with a job at USC. (USATSI)

San Francisco assistant coach Tim Drevno, who has been with Jim Harbaugh at every step of his head-coaching career, was named the offensive line coach at Southern California, the school announced Monday night.

Drevno, 44, who shares the duties of coaching the 49ers' offensive line with Mike Solari, will join new USC coach Steve Sarkisian's staff after the 49ers' season concludes. The 49ers open the playoffs on Sunday at the Green Bay Packers.

Drevno was a member of Harbaugh's first coaching staff at the University of San Diego in 2004, as Harbaugh retained him from the previous staff. Drevno then went with Harbaugh to Stanford, where he served as tight ends coach in 2007 and 2008. He was the Cardinal's offensive line coach in 2009 and 2010.

Drevno was among Harbaugh's first hires with the 49ers, and he joined long-time NFL coach Solari in handling the offensive-line duties.

Drevno will also be the Trojans' running game coordinator. USC also announced the hirings of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and tight ends coach Marques Tuiasosopo.