Clay Helton has to know it’s over.
What a pathetic performance. Oregon came into the Coliseum ready to fail and USC let them off the hook and then gave up.
I have said forever that Helton is not a leader of men and tonight he was also done in by his poor coaching hires: John Baxter, Clancy Pendergast, Graham Harrell.
Baxter’s decision to do a full kickoff at the end of the first half was disastrous. Pendergast thinks he can blitz even with a depleted secondary. Harrell thinks he can just pass, pass, pass.
Meanwhile, Helton punts on the Oregon 42-yard line down 25 points.