Mike Bohn said he would give Clay Helton more resources and a big sore spot is the recruiting staff is smaller than schools like Alabama or Georgia.
It’s fair to point that out. But this also infuriates some people in the athletic dept.
Why? Because USC’s lost its two most experienced (and probably valued) recruiting staffers in the past couple years who were frustrated because Helton did not give them raises or promotions while he rewarded others at an unprecedented level.
So if the recruiting dept. is struggling, Helton is the No. 1 reason. His office politics created problems.
This doesn’t get written about for a couple reasons: People don’t want to offend anyone currently working in that dept. And it belies Helton’s Mr. Nice Guy image.