Clay Helton is acting sterner at practices and with the media.
That is not really how he is, obviously, but he means business.
The problem is players can detect falseness. Helton himself has frequently talked about being who you are with the players.
So will they respond to a harsher, meaner Helton?
I think many of them have already tuned him out so the impact of his new persona will be minimal. But maybe it’s a Hail Mary for him in what might be his final year.