Everyone agrees this is a crazy, on-the-fly, asterisk-filled season.
But Clay Helton likes to act like its 2019 when he talks about accomplishments to his players. What did he tell the Trojans when they got into the locker room after defeating Utah, 33-17, on Saturday night?
A player I spoke to said Helton told the team it was Utah’s first loss in its first home game of the season for almost 20 years.
Well, let’s look at who Utah played in the first home game since 2007, when the Utes lost to Air Force.
2019: Northern Illinois
2018: Weber State
2017: North Dakota
2016: Souhern Utah
2014: Idaho State
2013: Utah State
2012: Northern Colorado
2011: Montana State
2009: Utah State
2007: Air Force, L
The only team worth worrying about was Michigan and that was Jim Harbaugh’s first game.
Never mind Utah had not played until Saturday and USC played two games, Helton will take it and run with it.