Remember back in February when USC athletic director Lynn Swann said this in an interview:
“I felt this incoming class of recruits needed to know Clay was going to be there until they graduated and be able to build this program gives them the kind of reassurance they look for. They made a commitment to come here to USC. We made a commitment to them. And the head coach is going to be here.”
Well, St. John Bosco recruits Chris Steele and Kris Hutson decommitted in the past week, so does it really matter to them if Clay Helton sticks around?
It actually might because they might be turned off by the current coaching staff, which is not developing players.
The point is if Swann really wants to use recruiting as a reason to keep a coach. Maybe he should use it as a reason to fire one too.
His quote looks pretty foolish today. Maybe that is why he keeps a fairly low profile.