The announced crowd of 57,116 was the smallest since 1950.
Now on to some delusional quotes from Clay Helton, who got heckled by USC fans as he came off the field:
“It doesn’t bother me. It rolls off my back, so I’m not worried about it.
““I know the job. The job is you win, people are going to pat you on the back. If you lose, they are going to get after you. If you don’t like it, don’t be in this profession.”
Helton on Lynn Swann: “He hugged my neck and said, ‘I’ll see you Monday,’ I’ve got great support from USC, from Lynn Swann, and these players.”
And from JT Daniels, who said his second INT slipped from his hand and he meant to throw the ball out of bounds.
“If you blame Clay Helton for that loss, you have no idea what football is. There’s things that players aren’t executing. That’s it. That’s the players’ part of the ball game, just to make the plays.”
Daniels was asked if he felt bad for Helton: “Absolutely. I completely feel that. If you ask Coach Helton if he could do better, I promise you he’d say yes.”