When Clay Helton doesn’t care about the fans enough to do more than a cell-phone interview with the in-house USC radio show on Signing Day, it says something.
Worse, Helton didn’t even make sense during the interview.
Helton said he was thrilled he had the chance to hire defensive coordinator Todd Orlando after he was fired at Texas.
“I was like, `Wow, there’s one of the best defensive coordinators in the country and we’ve got an opportunity to garner him,’ ” Helton said.
Let’s examine that for a second: Clancy Pendergast was fired Dec. 28.
Orlando got fired at Texas on Dec. 1. Orlando was then hired by Texas Tech on Jan. 8.
That means Orlando was so special that Helton allowed Texas Tech to hire him first!
And then needed an additional 12 days before he hired Orlando. That was more than three weeks after Pendergast got fired.
Does it sound like Helton was dying to hire Orlando?
Can you trust anything Helton says about anything?