The Trojans finished the 2018 season 5-7 – the worst program record since 2000 – and USC finished bowl ineligible for the first time since NCAA bowl restrictions in 2011.
Helton said that Tee Martin would maintain his recruiting role, and would remain the Trojans’ wide receivers coach.
The senior linebacker went down with a knee injury Tuesday requiring surgery.
For fans of storied college football programs, a reassuring feeling surfaces every year. Bolstered by NFL Draft hype and heralded recruiting classes, institutions such as USC always feel on the verge of national dominance. This perspective has no reason to falter for Trojan fans this year, as head coach Clay Helton’s squad will more likely […]
The quarterback and coach led USC to its Rose Bowl-winning 2016-17 season.
I like Clay Helton, I really do. I respect him. He is a man of faith and integrity. He truly cares, and players like him. However, being a great guy doesn’t mean you should be the head football coach at USC. Nice only gets you so far, and clearly not far enough for victory. That was […]
After getting blown out by No. 1 Alabama to start the season, USC players and coaches kept reminding the media that their season would not be defined by one game. Now, following a 27-10 loss to No. 7 Stanford on Saturday on the road and another uninspiring defeat to a top-10 opponent, perhaps there is […]
Following a forgettable opening season defeat to Alabama, USC needed a strong, all-around win against Utah State on Saturday for a multitude of reasons — and the Trojans got it. It was a night-and-day comparison to last Saturday’s performance in Arlington, as the Trojans dominated on offense, defense and special teams to the tune of a 45-7 […]
I don’t think Clay Helton can beat Alabama. Of course, it won’t be just Helton out there on Saturday against the Crimson Tide. It’s not a chess match between him and Nick Saban. Coaches can only do so much. But I don’t think Helton is the kind of coach who will lead USC to victory […]
USC’s head football coach will seek a career-defining victory against Alabama.