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During a game last season, a coordinator did something Clay Helton did not like, and I’m told at halftime, Helton said, “This is my program and I’m in charge. We’ll do it my way.”
The coaching source who told me this said the coordinator listened begrudgingly but he wasn’t sure how much he respected Helton when he said it. He didn’t challenge Helton, however, and moved on.
This tension is always simmering beneath the surface and will continue this season with Helton on the hot seat.