A USC source texted me that they expect Clay Helton to be fired tonight or Monday morning and that the terms of his departure are being worked out. I have not confirmed this with other sources.
- Sports Illustrated reported this morning it expects Helton to be fired by Monday.
- But . . . Pete Thamel of Yahoo sports tweeted the report is wrong.
“Just spoke to multiple USC sources. This isn’t right. And USC people are rightfully steamed.”
Is it true Helton has not been fired. Or is USC just trying to control its message?
- Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated tweeted the following: ” Multiple sources dispute the report that Clay Helton is being fired at USC. Sources tell me no decision has been made and it is still possible — maybe even likely — that Helton keeps his job.”
Helton could be fired and it just hasn’t happened yet.
The USC program has been through so much mediocrity the past few years that frankly, I want to see an actual announcement before any celebrations start.