This was a typical Clay Helton victory. USC gets a lead and then has to hold off UCLA.
We also saw the bad effects of Clancy Pendergast and John Baxter, which I predicted before the game.
Did you hear Brian Griese‘s full-throated endorsement of Helton during the game? He said Helton deserves to return, of course.
“It’s not about me, it’s about these kids,” Helton said on ABC.
Mike Bohn had to see the good and bad at the Coliseum.
He also saw all the empty seats.
Just a word about the offense: Kedon Slovis passed for 515 yards and four touchdowns. Those are Washington State-like stats.
And how would USC fare with this unbalanced offense against Clemson, LSU, Alabama, Ohio State or Georgia?
Because ultimately USC wants to be a contender for the College Football Playoff. And the Air Raid hasn’t proven it can compete at that level yet.
Clay Helton reaction: “USC is an extremely special place, and always will be. It doesn’t matter if I’m the coach or you’re the coach. USC is always gonna be special. That doesn’t change. That foundation is 125 years strong.”