Clay Helton told the Pac-12 Network on Wednesday, “We put a lot of work into this offseason. It’s work I know is going to help pay off for us in a Pac-12 title.”
Time will tell. But in the meantime, I’ve heard Helton is closing practices because he is sensitive over media criticism that they are not physical enough.
So he is thin-skinned and doesn’t want to be questioned over his workouts but believes USC will win a Pac-12 title. But it appears to be paying off because I haven’t seen any media complaints over the closing of practices. Just fawning predictions.