Here is what I wrote Friday: “Lane Kiffin has donated $20,000 to those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Clay Helton? He’s made a few videos.”
Well, with apologies to Yogi Berra, it’s “Déjà vu all over again.”
Here is what happened Tuesday: Helton made another video. Meanwhile, Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes, football coach Jonathan Smith and men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle took 7 percent pay cuts and are donating the money to an Oregon State foundation to mitigate revenue shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson also took a 10 percent pay cut on Tuesday.
- I’m not surprised Helton has avoided a paycut but it does surprise me that I am currently the only one even bringing it up. It’s OK. I was the only one who brought up Lynn Swann constantly playing golf and then it got picked up here and here and here.
- Sooner or later, Helton is going to take a pay cut. And so is Andy Enfield. The only question is why USC is waiting so long when it likes to act like it is the vanguard in dealing with the pandemic.