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Sunday Night With Clay Helton

Tailback Vavae Malepeai will undergo knee surgery to “clean out” his knee because of swelling and pain. He is out indefinitely. That’s one way to get Markese Stepp more playing time. It also means freshman Kenan Christon should start playing for at least four games so that he doesn’t have to burn his redshirt year. Now back to non-reality. Here’s what Clay Helton said about … Continue reading Sunday Night With Clay Helton

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Pat Haden And Clay Helton Have A Lot In Common

With Ed Orgeron 7-0 against AP Top 10 teams not named Alabama, it’s a good time to recall Pat Haden bypassed Orgeron for Steve Sarkisian. When I pressed Haden that day, he said, “we’ll see. I might be wrong.” He sure was but where is he to take some accountability for his actions? No one at USC does that. Here is a good example of … Continue reading Pat Haden And Clay Helton Have A Lot In Common

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Was Markese Stepp Really Too Tired?

I want to revisit the spin from Graham Harrell that Markese Stepp was too tired to carry the ball more than 10 times last night. Stepp was asked if he was “a bit winded at times” during the game. “Sometimes,” he said. “When you are carrying six people you tend to get winded, that’s a lot of people.” Of course, you are going to get … Continue reading Was Markese Stepp Really Too Tired?

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USC Morning Buzz: Clay Helton’s Six-Game Plan

With USC now 3-3, here’s a column I wrote for the Sporting News on Clay Helton’s future. Excerpt: USC has six regular season games left, and Helton probably needs victories in at least five of those games to save his job. That means he needs to beat Colorado, UCLA and at least three of the following teams: Arizona, Oregon, Arizona State and California. Of course, … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Clay Helton’s Six-Game Plan

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Discuss The USC-Notre Dame Game

At least it was close! This the world we all live in under Clay Helton. We’re all surprised he covered and kept it close. The shame is USC had a great chance to win this game. But the defense wilted in critical situatons and the offense took way too long to generate anything. Can someone fire Helton, Graham Harrell or whoever is responsible for keeping … Continue reading Discuss The USC-Notre Dame Game