So get this: Remember how frustrating it was that USC did not have any timeouts left at the end of the game against Cal as the Golden Bears simply ran out the clock?
Here is how USC burned one in the third quarter: It was fourth-and-2 at the USC 44-yard line with 3:12 remaining in the quarter.
The logical move is to punt. But USC players wanted to go for it and Clay Helton naturally listens to the players. But Helton’s coaches were furious and wanted to punt. In the confusion and indecision, Helton called a timeout and eventually listened to the coaches and punted.
Just another burned timeout, which is a trademark for USC in the second half of every game.
These stories would be hard to believe if I did not hear them every week.
Meanwhile, I wrote about how USC players recently tried to stage an intervention on Clay Helton for USC247.com.