Last month I made fun of the following Clay Helton quote regarding the hiring of a recruiting director to replace Eric Ziskin.
“It’s such a big hire. It’s like having an OC, a DC, a special teams coordinator. Strength and conditioning. This is a big hire,” Helton said.
So what did Helton do? He hired Spencer Harris of Fresno State to be USC’s new recruiting director. Harris was the director of player personnel at Fresno State and before that went to school at Washington.
Now I don’t really think it’s a big deal who is the USC recruiting director unlike so many fan pundits, who obsess over these things. I have consistently said that.
But just like with the strength coach job, Helton acts like he is going to do some national search and then just makes a normal hire. He says the hiring of a recruiting director is like hiring an offensive coordinator and goes to Fresno State?
Helton is always good for a laugh if nothing else. And I wonder if anyone warned Harris that there’s been discontent in the recruiting dept. over Helton showing favoritism, just like at some positions last season.