I got a call in the middle of Signing Day from a former USC All-American, who told me, “The recruits are screaming (out) and USC’s administration is not listening.”
That sums it up. Recruits are fleeing Southern California and Clay Helton offers spin while the administration pretends like nothing is wrong.
- Meanwhile, no one I spoke to yesterday or today believes USC will have the gall to stage a recruiting dinner in February. But this is USC so you never know.
- I wrote back on Nov. 5 that Carol Folt was not budging on hiring Urban Meyer. I heard this morning a USC mega-donor was willing to pay off Clay Helton’s contract if USC hired Meyer and Folt refused. “She didn’t want to be attached in any way to Meyer,” the source said.