I can’t say I remember parents of USC players being more critical of Clay Helton or the other coaches on social media than in the past few months. And it comes after a 5-1 season.
I don’t try to track it like some do because I don’t really follow the parents. But several comments have come across social media, never by the same parent, and impossible to ignore.
It’s a lot more noticeable than when USC was 5-8 in 2018 or 8-5 in 2019.
When Michael Pittman’s father criticized the coaches on twitter in 2017, it was a big deal. But there’s been multiple comments in the past few months where a parent will say something about the coaching and people just agree and it doesn’t create a shockwave.
Probably because everyone just knows how the coaching is and accepts it. The fans and parents are stuck in the same boat with that iron-clad contact Helton has. Also in the boat: Mike Bohn and Carol Folt, of course.
I haven’t singled out a tweet because I don’t want to get a parent in trouble.
- Former USC offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was arrested Monday night on suspicion of felony domestic violence and accused of assaulting his girlfriend in Kent, Wash. Bail was set at $400,000.
Per The Seattle Times: “A Kent Police Department report said police responded to a call of a woman who was locked in a bathroom following a “physical fight” with her boyfriend.
“The victim had called 911 to state that she was being “killed.” Police were advised that she had suffered a dislocated arm and was bleeding.”