It’s pretty much a consensus opinion that Clay Helton is one of the luckiest men alive.
He kept his job after last season. He won’t face Alabama or Notre Dame. Or maybe there won’t be a season and he won’t lose any games.
About the only possible poor scenario for Helton might be if college football starts in January. USC has a lot of juniors who might go pro early and could skip the season.
But that’s not a big deal today. USC plays in one of the weaker Power 5 Conferences so Helton might think he has a chance at the College Football Playoff if a conference-only season takes place.