The Athletic has a story on Clay Helton. It’s behind a paywall so I haven’t read it.
But Helton is asked what he learned from getting fired at USC?
“Fight like hell for your culture,” Helton said.
Does he mean he didn’t work hard enough to instill a culture? Because Lincoln Riley has spent the past four months trying to change the culture at USC. Or is Helton trying to say he was somehow hamstrung at USC?
The fact he got another job so quickly is still disturbing.
- Speaking of culture, Drake Jackson now weighs about the same he did when he arrived at USC three years ago (275 pounds). So it took leaving USC to gain the weight Jackson lost when he looked undersized for his position during his sophomore and junior seasons.
Jackson has 13 interviews set up with NFL teams before the draft and I spoke to a defensive coach with an AFC West team about Jackson.
“Every team is confident they can coach him up and get a lot more out of him than USC did,” the coach said. “He’s got a huge upside because we don’t know what they were doing with him. They almost hid him in the defense.”
There’s your culture.