With just eight seniors on its roster, USC might have only 16 scholarships available for its 2020 recruiting class.
That is an issue for Clay Helton but more importantly it might be an issue for Urban Meyer or another potential Helton replacement. It gets detailed here.
USC signed 26 players in its recent recruiting class, which is eight more than graduate this year. That wouldn’t be so bad if USC didn’t have its worst recruiting class in at least 20 years.
So what happens if only 16 scholarships are available. The biggest thing is a new coach would likely need to come in and start running players out of the program to free up some scholarships. That leaves a bit of a mess for a new coach but reflects poorly on Helton for some bad planning.
Is that surprising given Helton doesn’t even seem to know which players to recruit or offer scholarships?
The nightmare continues!