One school of thought is Clay Helton could save his job with 8 or 9 victories this season, especially when Lynn Swann was athletic director.
However, two people in the athletic dept. tell me they now believe unless USC wins the Pac-12, Helton will be replaced. They believe USC president Carol Folt will make change unless the team does so mething special like go to the Rose Bowl.
I believe this view is spurred by two factors: People at Heritage Hall and the McKay Center see the disorganization under Helton and believe Folt’s gotten wind of the football program’s weaknesses.
They also are more inclined to see a change made based on Folt’s firing of Swann.
Is it wishful thinking? Maybe. But I’ve heard this from people who don’t interact with each other so it’s not like only the same people are talking about it.