Mission Viejo (Calif.)
will be getting more firsthand NFL knowledge this season - and maybe some tips on how to talk on live television.
Current ESPN analyst and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson has been confirmed as an assistant coach at the Orange County powerhouse, according to a blog from the Orange County Register
. Legendary coach Bob Johnson confirmed Johnson's hiring, and said that he will work with receivers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. His ESPN commitments will prevent him from coaching every day, and he is likely to attend about half the team's games.
Johnson went to USC (about 50 miles north of Mission Viejo) and played his high school ball at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. He will join a coaching staff that features Rob Johnson, the coach's son, who played quarterback from 1995-2003 in the NFL and also went to USC.
Mission Viejo went 11-1 last season, taking a perfect record into the Pac-5 playoffs before losing to Long Beach Poly. The Diablos averaged 50.3 points per game and even scored 84 against Aliso Niguel.