This blog was a constant critic of the USC strength and conditioning program so the departure of Ivan Lewis to the Seattle Seahawks is viewed as a positive.
But sources in Seattle tell me Lewis felt hamstrung at USC by Clay Helton, who had his own ideas on how to do some things.
Is Lewis simply covering himself for criticism at USC? Or did Helton really interfere with his job?
I can’t say. But I do know Helton interfered with Tee Martin but let Martin take all the criticism over the playcalling. So this would not surprise me if it were true. The consistent theme of the program, however, is that staff members all seem to have a beef with Helton, despite his image as a nice guy.