USC coach Clay Helton confirmed linebacker Levi Jones is no longer on the team. I will have more on the reason why later.
But here are some real quotes on Helton’s job security:
“I feel very secure in where I am right now. I have a lot of support.”
That must be why there are so many empty seats at the Coliseum on Saturdays.
Here is what Helton said about whether USC athletic director Lynn Swann supports him.
“Lynn has given me nothing but, ‘Coach, we’re in this for the long haul.’ . . . I know that in my heart I’m going to be here (next season).”
Heaven help us!
At least wide receiver Michael Pittman defended his beleagured coach.
“I feel like he’s become a better head coach (this season). It might not seem like it, but he is. We’re in construction years now. People might think he’s ruining the team, but he’s actually making it better.”