What’s really awful is after USC does all the wrong things you get to see on a weekly basis, Clay Helton says this:
“We’re judged on championships here, that’s the beauty of this place … the fact of the matter is, we’re really close.”
That’s the smokescreen Helton always creates. USC is always “close” to doing something but never does.
History is going to be harsh on him in 2020: USC had one of the nation’s easiest schedules, didn’t leave Southern California in December and got to host the Pac-12 title game.
And still turned in an awful performance. This year was tailor-made for an undefeated season and easy top 10 finish.
I had USC coaches telling me in October they thought the Trojans would go 6-0.
Instead, three games that were near-losses (Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA) and a disastrous effort against Oregon.
Now let’s wait for the number of players who decide not to return next season.