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Clay Helton Obviously Wants To Save Staff

I should have added in the previous post that Clay Helton fired defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, defensive line coach Chris Wilson, defensive backs coach Keith Heyward and offensive line coach Bob Connelly before the 2015 Holiday Bowl.  “I wanted to give them the best opportunity to move forward with their career,” Helton said at the time. So it is obvious Helton does not want to … Continue reading Clay Helton Obviously Wants To Save Staff

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USC Morning Buzz: What About Those Staff Changes?

Is USC going to wait until after the Holiday Bowl to make staff changes? First off, who cares about the Holiday Bowl? Second, is USC is going to wait while other schools do their business? If Mike Bohn is actually going to force Clay Helton to fire Clancy Pendergast and/or John Baxter, why wait? It makes Bone look even weaker after being told by Carol … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: What About Those Staff Changes?

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Is This Any Way To Build Fan Interest In USC?

Just last week, Mike Bohn said, “Right now, the focus is on intensity of interest. Building a fan base.” USC finally holds its first bowl practice today. It is closed to the public (of course). It is closed to the media. There are no interviews allowed. The start time of the practice was not even announced by USC. Is this how you build interest in … Continue reading Is This Any Way To Build Fan Interest In USC?

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If It's Friday, It's Time For A USC Notes Column

Mike Bohn was a real twitter warrior when he first got hired at USC, with 25 tweets between Nov. 7 and Dec. 4, when he announced Clay Helton was retained. You know how many tweets he wrote since then? Zero! If bringing back Helton was such a great decision, why has Bohn stopped tweeting? Is it because he knows the fans will attack him? Yes. … Continue reading If It's Friday, It's Time For A USC Notes Column

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Recruiting Horror Stories Are Common At USC

There are recruiting horror stories from the past few years, not just now. A couple years ago, Penei Sewell wanted to visit USC the weekend of the Texas game. USC told him it would not do official visits that weekend. Sewell then saw on twitter that another offensive lineman, who was from the Midwest, tweeted pictures from the USC-Texas game . . . on his … Continue reading Recruiting Horror Stories Are Common At USC