One of the main shortcomings with Clay Helton is the way some people are just bulletproof from accountability.
Special teams coach John Baxter is a prime example. Last year against Notre Dame, USC had 10 men on the field for two kick returns. The ACC officiating crew told the USC coaches to fix it.
Saturday night’s No. 7 jersey debacle was not the first time two players wore the same jersey on special teams. It happened last season too.
When USC played Stanford in 2016, it had eight men on the field to defend an extra point. The same game USC had 10 men on the field to defend an extra point at least once. Maybe twice according to players.
But all you get from Helton is that Baxter is the best special teams coach in the country.
- Why did Helton say USC’s defense was tiring when Clancy Pendergast said last week the defense can go two deep at every position?
- Four-star cornerback Dwight McGlothern of Houston named his top five schools: Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and Texas.
Since some of the USC-centric sites were slobbering over this prospect, that tells me USC really wanted him.