USC released its federal tax returns today, which are awful for a couple different reasons.
Clay Helton made $4.813 million for the fiscal year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Helton made $4.569 million in 2018-19.
That salary is not unreasonable for the football coach at USC. But it is a ridiculous sum for coach of Helton’s stature and ability.
The return USC gets is outrageous, especially when almost all duties are farmed out to assistant coaches these days.
Andy Enfield made $3.354 million in 2019-20. He is the third-highest paid coach in the Pac-12 behind Dana Altman (Oregon) and Mick Cronin (UCLA).
I find that salary to be outrageous given what Enfield has done in eight seasons. Some USC sycophants will point to this year’s Elite Eight appearance but that was a one-and-done accomplishment thanks largely to Evan Mobley and Isaiah Mobley.
What did Enfield do in the previous seven seasons, which is when the contract was signed? He won two NCAA Tournament games. He has never won a Pac-12 title. Never won a Pac-12 Tournament.s
He is grossly overpaid.