Is Clay Helton really Mr. Nice Guy like you always hear?
There are plenty of people who work or have worked at USC that have a different view.
Ask Tee Martin, who was constantly thrown under the bus by Helton, who insisted Martin called all the plays when Helton also had a hand in playcalling.
Ask the recruiting dept. staffers who left USC because Helton failed to recognize their work.
Ask Jack Sears, who started a game in 2018 and then was made the No. 4 QB going into the 2019 season, which was basically an invitation to leave the program. You don’t think he might have done better in the Holiday Bowl?
Ask the players who have competed for playing time against Helton favorites like JT Daniels and Toa Lobendahn.
Ask Norv Turner, who couldn’t even get an interview for a job he was overqualified for: quarterbacks coach. Helton wanted to hire a former Western Kentucky player instead.
Ask Norm Chow, who left several messages to offer to help and didn’t want a job. He never even got a return phone call.
Ask the staffers who never received a card or gift at Christmas, which was something past USC coaches did.