I already mentioned Clay Helton gave game balls to USC president Carol Folt and athletic director Mike Bohn after the UCLA game (but not Kedon Slovis).
Last night, Helton resurrected a discontinued award at the football banquet: The Jack Oakie “Rise and Shine” Award.
It was discontinued in 2017 and usually went to the player with the longest run from scrimmage during the season.
But last night, the award’s definition changed to “player who best embodies the Fight On spirit” and awarded to Matt Fink.
An award dedicated to Fighting On? I couldn’t help but think this was some kind of nod to Bohn, who has talked since Day 1 about “Fight On to victory.”
Maybe I’m seeing too much but would anyone say Helton wouldn’t do something this obsequious?