When people wonder if USC could immediately turn things around if Clay Helton got fired, just think about games like today.
USC could easily have defeated Washington . . . if it had a good coach and good coaching staff.
But it couldn’t deviate from its Air Raid philosophy or trust the right players (Markese Stepp) and give Washington’s offense anything than the usual looks every Clancy Pendergast defense plays.
And would a new coach ever have a player get a penalty who wasn’t even suited up? That is a new one. Unless you count Reggie Bush last week.