Stanford LBs coach says he's staying with Cardinal
USF coach Willie Taggart's search for a new defensive coordinator continues Monday, as Stanford linebackers coach Lance Anderson, a former colleague of Taggart's who was reportedly offered the Bulls' defensive coordinator job, said Monday he is staying at Stanford.
"I think USF is a great place and I know Willie is going to do a great job, but I don't think it's going to happen," said Anderson, who cited a desire not to move his wife and three children from their home for the past six years.
The Stanford Rivals.com site reported Saturday that Anderson had been offered USF's defensive coordinator job. Anderson would have been a strong hire for USF -- he coached under Taggart's good friend Jim Harbaugh at both San Diego and Stanford and was the Cardinal's recruiting coordinator from 2007-10. He was honored by Scout.com as the national recruiter of the year in February after Stanford brought in a recruiting class that included four five-star prospects.
USF is believed to have interviewed three candidates last week for the defensive coordinator job -- one of the others was former N.C. State coach and FSU assistant Chuck Amato, who at 66 is now the defensive coordinator under Terry Bowden at Akron.