With more than 1,600 votes counted in my twitter poll, 71 percent said they would prefer USC lose to UCLA if it means Clay Helton gets fired.
That speaks volumes about where USC is today. It would be a perfect scenario for Chip Kelly to come in and delivering the decisive blow to Helton’s tenure.
But I don’t see it happening. No matter what nonsense Helton, Clancy Pendergast and John Baxter pull today, I think Kedon Slovis and the wide receivers will probably overcome it.
USC still commits a lot of penalties and let’s teams hang around, but I think Slovis and Michael Pittman and Co. are going to find a way to win the game.
My score: USC 37, UCLA 27.
- The Daily Bruin defeated the Daily Trojan, 9-6, in the Blood Bowl on Friday night.
- USC lost to Temple, 70-61, at the Galen Center. It was the Trojans’ first loss of the season. USC shot 39 percent. It was a typical USC loss: The offense struggles and Andy Enfield has no Plan B.
- Temple has a first-year coach (Aaron McKie), so don’t use the excuse that they are a good team too. They are but USC should be winning these games at home.