Late on Friday night, the football world was saddened by harrowing news about a beloved coach

45 years old  Dave Nichol, the Trojans' assistant coach died yesterday, as Cycitément Southern report

U.S. Rep. Lincoln Riley hired Nichol as a team associate head coach for new plays on offence and inside wide receivers coach

Following Nichol's passing, Riley posted a statement about his friend

“We are heartbroken and devastated,” Riley said in his statement

USC didn't announce a cause of death, but 's ESPN mentioned Assistant Coach had a cancer

Nichol started his career as an assistant at Texas Tech in the coaching world

He then worked as an inside receivers coach at Mississippi State for the last two seasons and After this, he joined Riley at USC

Our thoughts are with the family of Dave Nichol