San Francisco 49ers offensive line coach Tim Drevno has been hired as a USC's offensive line coach and running game coordinator, Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian announced Monday.
Drevno will remain with the 49ers until the conclusion of their season.
A longtime collegiate assistant before joining the 49ers in 2011, Drevno has been Jim Harbaugh’s offensive line coach for nine years at three stops.
Harbaugh released the following statement Tuesday morning.
“It is with great emotion, pride and excitement that we wish Tim Drevno continued success in his professional journey at The University of Southern California.
“Coach Drevno and I have partnered for the last decade at The University of San Diego, Stanford University and the San Francisco 49ers. Tim has been a trusted agent, outstanding football coach and known friend every step of the way.
“Sarah and I have shared immense personal joy through our friendship with Tim, Shannon and family. We wish them happiness in their new venture and I am confident the entire Drevno family will attack this endeavor with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”
"I'm very happy for him. It's a good opportunity for him and his family," Iupati said after Tuesday's practice. "He does a lot for us... He'll be dearly missed. I have an excuse to go to 'SC and hang out over there."