One of the most-read stories I wrote last season was when Clay Helton awarded game balls to Mike Bohn and Carol Folt after the UCLA game.
Helton was trying to save his job. Helton did not, however, award a game ball to Kedon Slovis, who passed for a USC-record 515 yards in that game.
I was casually talking to a USC player last week, who was in the locker room after the game and added a new wrinkle to the story. The player said Slovis actually stood up as if he was going to get a game ball.
Remember that the next time you hear some pundit or announcer talk about what a “good guy” Helton is.