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Southern California hired North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday night http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-gardner-minshew-ii-jersey , filling the vacancy abruptly left by Kliff Kingsbury with a coach holding remarkably similar credentials.Trojans head coach Clay Helton picked Harrell just over three weeks after Kingsbury ended his nearly five-week tenure in the job to become the head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.The 33-year-old Harrell spent the past three seasons running the offense at North Texas, creating a powerhouse unit for a pair of bowl teams in the past two seasons. The Mean Green were 20th in the FBS in total offense last season with 460.5 yards per game, and 26th in scoring with 34.6 points.“We wanted someone who could take our offense to new heights and whose system fit our current personnel,” Helton said. “An individual who knows both the pass and run games and is an aggressive play-caller on game day. Also someone who is a great teacher and who can develop quarterbacks to their full potential. We have found all these characteristics in Graham.”Harrell previously spent two seasons as an assistant at Washington State under Mike Leach, his coach while he played at Texas Tech. Kingsbury and Harrell are both former Red Raiders quarterbacks who run a version of Leach’s Air Raid offense as coaches.Kingsbury accepted the job at USC last month, only to leave 34 days later when the Cardinals surprisingly hired him.Helton and USC athletic director Lynn Swann hope their fans and boosters will be appeased by the hiring of Harrell, another up-and-coming coaching talent with a fraction of Kingsbury’s experience and success. Swann received heavy criticism for keeping Helton in charge after the Trojans (5-7) finished their first losing season since 2000.Harrell was a Heisman Trophy finalist and a Sammy Baugh Trophy winner during three seasons as the Red Raiders’ starting quarterback. He then spent three seasons with the Green Bay Packers, winning a Super Bowl ring while throwing only four passes as Aaron Rodgers‘ backup.Harrell takes over a Trojans offense that ranked 91st in the FBS in scoring and 11th in the Pac-12 in yardage last season. Helton, who had a heavy input in last season’s offensive game plans, fired offensive coordinator Tee Martin and several other assistants.Harrell had success at North Texas with prolific quarterback Mason Fine, and he is now charged with getting the most from J.T. Daniels Christian Wilkins Jersey , the elite recruit who had an up-and-down season as a freshman starter.Harrell will also have access to the Trojans’ regular array of five-star talent, although the program’s precarious situation affected its current recruiting class. Orange County high school product Bru McCoy, one of the nation’s top receiver recruits, committed to USC earlier this month and then transferred to Texas after Kingsbury left the program. Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers.One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He lunged in from the 1 for the winning score with 5 seconds left for a 20-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.The Steelers (7-2-1) won their sixth straight and likely ended any playoff hopes for the Jaguars, who eliminated Pittsburgh in the divisional round last year.The Jaguars (3-7) dropped their sixth in a row in a game they controlled until the final five minutes.Leonard Fournette ran for 95 yards and caught two passes for 46 yards that led to the Jaguars’ only touchdown when he launched himself from the 4 and scored for a 16-0 lead with 2:09 left in the third quarter.Roethlisberger, who now has 10 turnovers in his last three games against Jacksonville, took over from there.He got safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. to bite on a pump fake and found Antonio Brown open deep in the middle of the field for a 78-yard touchdown.Still trailing by 10 points with just under six minutes remaining, Roethlisberger found tight end Vance McDonald in the back of the end zone to cut the lead to 16-13 with 2:28 remaining.Pittsburgh kicked off and the Jaguars went three-and-out, and then Roethlisberger led a 68-yard drive. 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It was the first time in 33 games the Steelers had been blanked in the first half.Blake Bortles was largely ineffective, throwing for just 104 yards and getting back six times. His biggest gains were to Fournette out of the backfield, and the Steelers stopped Jacksonville cold in the fourth quarter to get enough chances to win.STEELER SACKSPittsburgh came into the game tied for the league lead with 31 sacks and got to Bortles six times. Javon Hargrave and T.J. Watt each had two.Watt now has 17 career sacks, the most by a Steelers player in his first two seasons since Keith Willis, who had 15 in 1982 and 1983.RAMSEY SHINESOne week after Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey tweeted after a loss to the Colts that “when I’m gone from here Garrett Bradbury Jersey , y’all gone miss me,” he had his best game of the year. Ramsey had two interceptions, none bigger than in the end zone over Brown.With the Steelers trailing 9-0 in the third quarter, Roethlisberger threw to Brown over the middle. Ramsay reached over Brown’s helmet and juggled the ball before pulling it in. He tried to run out of the end zone, stumbled and kept going until he was ruled down by contact.Ramsey also broke across the middle on Brown and made a diving pick, somehow keeping the ball off the turf on a play initially ruled incomplete but overturned on review.RUNNING GAMEJames Conner came into the game with 771 yards rushing, tops in the AFC. He didn’t have much room against Jacksonville, gaining 25 yards on nine attempts.UP NEXTSteelers: On the road against the Denver Broncos next Sunday.Jaguars: At the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.