Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports has written a lengthy piece on USC coach Clay Helton, that will probably upset some fans who are tired of Helton.
The part that bugged me is probably different than most because it says Helton did an interview with Dodd on Signing Day, when he refused to do a press conference but did a friendly interview on the “Trojans Live” radio show.
This is typical USC. Gives “national media” an interview but ignores the local media on Signing Day.
Back to the story: Helton says he feels something special about this year’s team, like the 2011 team that was in the top 6 nationally and the Rose Bowl team of 2016.
“I feel that same way. I feel like we’re a great kept secret,” Helton said.
USC also leaked again that Dave Aranda was going to leave LSU for Helton before he went to Baylor.
And there’s some quotes from Mike Bohn defending Helton: “I think Clay feels invigorated . . . Clay’s trying like a son of a gun. I think he has to get some validation for recruiting these (new) coaches.”