LOS ANGELES — Hide the pizza and doughnuts: Rick Majerus is back coaching college basketball. He retired nearly a year ago for health reasons after 15 seasons at Utah, but he couldn’t stay away from his life’s passion. On Wednesday, Majerus took over the program at Southern California although he won’t be on the bench this season.

Majerus signed a multiyear contract and will take over as head coach April 1. However, he’ll begin recruiting immediately, filling the assistant’s job vacated when Jim Saia was promoted to interim head coach after Henry Bibby’s firing.

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