I originally wrote about this in more detail Monday on USC247.com but thought it was worth reposting some of it here.
I ran into a current USC player over the weekend at a high school football game.
During the conversation, he told me an interesting story. After the 28-14 to Washington, the USC players filed into the locker room at Husky Stadium.
The mood was hardly somber and some players appeared to be laughing.
At that point, one of the strength coaches tore in the team. He criticized their demeanor in the locker room, their overall attitude and being satisfied with a loss. Who was the coach? I named him here.
“He really let the team have it,” the player said. “He delivered a message.”
But it leads to an obvious question: Isn’t that Clay Helton’s job?
Can anyone recall Helton ever tearing into the game after a loss? Or a practice? Or ever?