Clay Helton did a friendly interview with USC and addressed some relevant topics. Not in any meaningful way, of course.
On all of USC’s transfers:
“We have a couple players who are graduating this semester, some in just three years’ time, and they wanted the opportunity to have a larger role on another team, so they will be graduate transfers. All are terrific men, good students and players. I want the best for each of them.”
On Bru McCoy:
“Bru’s decision was personal to him. He is a fine young man who has a bright future and I wish him well.
“Transferring has become more common in college football recently. The new NCAA transfer portal has allowed student-athletes to more easily seek a new opportunity at another university. The other day, there were 1,986 football players in the portal and 1,362 were Division I. Everyone is experiencing attrition. It is something that all head coaches have to manage when it comes to rosters and recruiting.”
- USC will start spring practice the week of March 4 and run through mid-April. There will be a spring showcase (not a scrimmage) open to the public held on April 6.
- Helton said former safety Chris Hawkins and offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao have returned to USC as graduate assistants.