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

Isn’t it telling that the while the Lakers traded for Russell Westbrook and the Dodgers are close to acquiring Max Scherzer, USC is still putzing around with Clay Helton. USC cannot trade for a tailback. But it can hire a big-time coach who can make the Trojans the stars of Los Angeles. Instead, it’s full-speed ahead with Helton while the L.A. glamour teams add more … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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Did Todd McNair Settle Case For $8 Million?

Reggie Bush cannot stop talking, because he wants his Heisman Trophy back. Bush talked a lot less when USC and its football players needed his help. But did he admit on twitter that Todd McNair settled for $8 million. The greatest story in college football history has just turned into the greatest cover up by the @ncaa that settlement for $8Million is proof of the … Continue reading Did Todd McNair Settle Case For $8 Million?

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USC Morning Buzz: Time To Rewrite History

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff got the “Coach Kliavkoff” treatment Wednesday at USC as he kicked off his listening tour of the conference. I always feel like Clay Helton rewrites history. Below, he is talking about how JuJu Smith-Shuster built his brand at USC. I remember a junior year where Smith-Shuster didn’t get as many opportunities as expected and some doubted his pro prospects, mainly because … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Time To Rewrite History

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USC Morning Buzz: A Thankful/Resentful Helton And Reggie Bush Update

In the USC newsletter, I look at whether Clay Helton thankful or resentful when he answers questions? It’s a weird trait of his. The NCAA told ESPN this morning it did not intend to return the Heisman Trophy to Reggie Bush based on NIL changes. “Previous penalties, including those that are several years old, will not be re-evaluated or reconsidered based on the recent changes … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Thankful/Resentful Helton And Reggie Bush Update

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The Wit And Wisdom Of Clay Helton

Here is Clay Helton this afternoon at Pac-12 media day talking about expectatations at USC: “You can have an undefeated regular season and not win a championship game and everyone’s mad. That’s (how you know you are) at a special place.” Helton makes USC sound like such a tough place to coach. It’s really not a hard place in a mediocre conference. And a lot … Continue reading The Wit And Wisdom Of Clay Helton